Monday Dare: All I need is a nugget of canned cheese.

Every Monday, I’m picking from The List of Things to Do, Places to Go, Possible Acts that Help, and Possible Fun to Have. It’s a list I made before The Projectstarted, and I’m still adding to it. If you have suggestions, please feel free to throw them my way. I’m calling the list myMonday Dares, as I get overwhelmed just looking at the words “challenge” or “goal.”

This week: Believe I can.

I’m involved in a bitter feud. With myself.

Whenever I attempt something new, the no side of me thinks, “Don’t do it, bitch. You’ll fail!” The yes side of me usually counters, in a smaller voice, “I’m good enough, I’m smart enough, and doggoneit, people like me!”

The yes side sounds strangely like Stuart Smalley, and since that motherfucker is weird, I usually ignore the yes and go with the no.

The last time I listened to Stuart, I decided to give up shopping for a year. That was 265 days ago…not that I’m keeping track. I’m looking more and more like an elderly shut-in. Yesterday, I wore pants with a sagging ass because it lost its elasticity months ago and a dowdy blouse with a hole near the neckline. All I really needed was a rickety shopping cart and a nugget of canned cheese hanging off my chin to go from elderly shut-in to homeless.

I have 100 days left. I think I can. I think I can. I think I can. 

Have you ever accomplished something you thought was impossible? Did you have an inspiring quote or lesson that helped you through it?
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