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Maid Wisdom

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Today I went and played maid at the resort. I love the serenity of working by myself and turning an icky space into a fabulous one. It reminds me of my journey.

I take steps when I enter into a room:

1. I chose to be here. I remind myself that this job pays to feed my giant children.
Just like being at have a reason to do this work.
I forgot mine with exhaustion and personal drama. Personal demons fight back and sometimes they win the battle. The key is not to let them win the war.

Reason why I Work: "To feed giants."
Reason why I Spark: "I want to FEEL fabulous."

2. The second thing I do is assess and do damage control when I enter a room.
Were the guests partiers and leave beer soaking on the carpet? Were they considerate and respectful guests and there is nothing chaotic to control?

Work: Assess and control.
Spark: Assess and control.
ie. Doritos are outlawed here they are not good guests.

3. The third thing I do is strip.
Work: the beds
Sparking: my attitude. I strip it to those emotional triggers that are trying to take over and deal with them. Am I exhausted, lonely, joyous? What is my attitude? It determines my altitude.

4. The fourth thing I do is make the beds.
Work: I really do make epically cozy beds. Go me!
Spark: I focus on my "To-Do List" Water + Portions

5. Clean
Work: everything
Spark: as I go the day is filled with choices. I take my time and choose wisely.
Sometimes it was harder than it looked and sometimes because I've been laying groundwork from days previous my rooms are a smooth transition.

6. Make it spiffy.
Work: No nekked beds, pretty twisty towels that I make look like the puppets that stepped out of the Labyrinth movie and toiletries.
Spark: I get my diva on and enjoy the work I've put in. It's the best part.

7. Prep for next day.
Work: restock my cart.
Spark: restock me with a good night's rest.

This week sucked. I get to the 7 o'clock hour I miss my husband, I feel like a bum for being a working mom and not being home to take care of the things the way I envision them to be taken care of (which I never was able to get to when they were home anyway, so, pfft!), and I end up eating a ridiculous amount of food and doing guesstimations with my intake.

Not wise.

Every day is day one. Looking forward to leaving the poor choices in the past when I wake up and go to work tomorrow...gotta feed the giants.
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

OPTIMIST1948 1/28/2013 8:30PM

    I stopped eating doritos when I realized they made my breath smell and my fingers orange - neither were good looks.

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_RAMONA 1/21/2013 12:32PM

    I love the parallels you've drawn (I knew when I started this journey that a lot more than my wieght would change... I stayed at the same place for aome time because I hit a moment where I wasn't sure I was up to 'transformation').... Great blog. REAL. Amazing, inspiring BEAUTIFUL brilliant YOU!

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NAVYMOM133 1/21/2013 11:07AM

    Every Day is emoticon !!
Lots of love,

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EMILYROSEBUD 1/21/2013 10:48AM

    You are an inspiration! This last week may have sucked, but you are fabulous as always!

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NANHBH 1/20/2013 10:00PM


This is an awesome blog. I love the way that you compare what you do at work with what you do with Spark. You have such great discipline at work. You can transfer that same discipline to your Spark duties. I believe in you. I know you can do it.

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MOSTMOM1 1/20/2013 9:56PM

    Know what's amazing? Being able to learn from absolutely everything. Yup. It's a gift and you're using it. Pretty sweet deal.
fyi--I'm one of those weirdos who hangs up the towels and semi-makes the bed, before leaving a hotel.
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CRYSTLE4HIMTX12 1/20/2013 6:07PM

    Love it! emoticon

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QUEENMOXIE 1/20/2013 8:37AM

    Yes, losing weight and maintaining is hard work! I bet you burn a lot of calories in a day....they have a new fitbit coming this spring that you wear like a bracelet...I'm going to get that one next. My fitbit told me that I climbed a pyramid yesterday...that's what you get when you live on the second floor..built in stair climber. Hope you have a wonderful day and make lots of money to feed those growing giants! emoticon emoticon

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JOYFULMOMTO5 1/19/2013 8:51PM

    His mercies are new every morning. I know you've got to be exhausted, life is plain exhausting sometimes...hope you are getting to rest some. This is a great blog. It's a great way to put things into perspective. What a blessing you are. {hugs}

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    emoticon Love it!

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I*AM*BLESSED 1/19/2013 8:35PM

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MAMISHELI53 1/19/2013 8:28PM

    What a blessing you are to those who come into those rooms!
God grant you success in every area of life. Every day is a new beginning.

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    BEAUTIFULLY expressed ... BEAUTIFULLY executed ... BEAUTIFULLY lived.


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