I’m a Scottish Chump who is at Meh 3 and half years since D-Day (Thank God!).
I’m not sure if you have had a message like mine (please feel free to bin if you have) it’s about loving a 1,000 things that isn’t your cheater. I know I read about it on the site/in the book. Well, I’ve taken on that challenge and embraced it to the max. I started at 1,000 and am working my way down.
It’s been a blast and has kept me sane, happy and loving life. I began 18 months ago and I have bagged 100 so far. I have a strict criteria that keeps it fun. I can’t just love a cappuccino and it makes my list….but others might!!!..🤣.
So far for instance I’ve rocked my socks off at a two-day music festival with flowers in my hair and face painted…😁🌼🌼🌷. FW would never have done that as he considers his music tastes eclectic…yawn! I went on a solo mini road trip to find what is likely the oldest living thing in Europe (it’s a Yew tree and I so loved it). I’ve stayed in the hotel where Bonnie Prince Charlie planned his battle strategies from (yes, am a history buff!!) and I’ve found the tree planted by the Suffragettes in 1918 when women (well some) got the vote.
The list goes on and on and on. The happiness it brings me makes me giddy at times. The point is — I’m killing this single shit by finding my personal happiness again and again and again. It’s thanks to you Chump lady and Chump Nation and I’d so like for you to know that. You guys stood me back up when I fell to the floor crippled with grief and said “me too,” when l felt so lonely I thought it would kill me.
I’m doing my best to bag 1,000 before I push up daisies (I’m 56), but it occurred to me today that I could pass the baton on to my daughter if I don’t get there and maybe she could have fun with it too when I’m gone (hopefully not anytime soon!!!…😁). Thank you, thank you, thank you Chump Lady and Chump Nation….you guys Rock!!!!.
Lots of love,
Dear Scottish Chump,
What a wonderful letter. Thank you. A 1,000 things that aren’t a cheater should be a Friday Challenge. I love that you’re crushing your list! You’re an inspiration!
So, CN, give us a list of things that you love — new experiences, food, the Barbie movie — that aren’t a FW. Let’s all channel Julie Andrews!
I’m trying to come up with a list that’s not Monty. (After Mr. CL, they’re all Monty.) Here he is having a staring contest with his blind octopus.