A couple of years ago I came to the realisation that I was busy! I also was tired of hearing me respond to people with 'I am busy'.
I was always playing catch up feeling like I was constantly juggling all the balls in the air. Hoping one would not drop. How do you happily juggle love, family, demanding job, friends, social apps and of course maintaining a house, oh and the Puppy I just bought. I thought crap lucky I don’t have little kids! I would be screwed!
Being in my 30 something’s I was also drawn to work on my internal to do list, trying to be more patient, kind and tolerant, yep I was screwed... My crazy schedule and need to perfectly satisfy all demands had me roaming around half zombie/robot. As the only girl in a brood of brothers, two sets of parents, I juggled my forty to sixty-hour work week and obsessive-compulsive tendencies, not allowing me to keep an unorganised personal life. My talents include getting shit done at home and work, being the organised wife, dependable daughter, reliable sister, loyal friend, living a cycle of 'ground hog day', bored of being busy and tired. Also, I did carry around a suitcase of guilt for all the times I dropped the ball.
Balancing my ever growing to do list and my day job as an IT Delivery Consultant with meetings and problem solving all day, I was a professional juggler. I would sometimes day dream of going into hospital just for one week. Maybe have an operation so I could be knocked out with some anaesthetic and have the best sleep of my life, then be fed and bathed without having to leave my room... Yes, it got that desperate at times.
I thought shit, there must be a better way for me to organise myself better, maybe reduce some noise by disconnecting some things and finding new tools to make it magically sorted without expending more energy. So, I started the hunt thinking I could find a solution to basically create an efficient, intuitive way to manage my life. I was looking for a robot that would follow me around and basically tell me where to be, as well as complete all the tasks on my to do list, plus cook dinner.
Sounds magical right? Yeah that’s right, it didn’t exist.
So, I spent months focusing on how I could free up time, drop unnecessary things, learning to say no and prioritise love and home whilst keeping my well paid and demanding job without compromising my standards. Although some things improved, it was just like shuffling the decks and at times organising and planning took more energy.
Surely this isn't what life is meant to be. Keeping it all together and pleasing the loudest nag at a time. I also don’t want to say no to everything because I want it all! Career, family, friends and Zen! Plus, even more! That’s right I am Superwoman, but I need a super assistant to do half my tasks.
It was at this point I started to create CheeHoo!
Talking to my fellow Superwoman around me, I saw that today requires us to carry double the load, whilst not fully surrendering all duties in the home, but instead added more to our plate. We are taking on all facets of life at home, with kids, in the Boardroom, snapping in with Technology and all its social goodness into the melting pot.
We are all BUSY - but are we progressing the life we want to live with the precious time we have!?
I jotted down in my little red pocket book for about six months all the things I wanted this magical CheeHoo fairy to do. I held focus groups and talked to all around me to see just how they were 'doing it all' and what they really wanted.
CheeHoo to me is a way of being as well as an App in the making. Trying to focus on what’s important, being able to celebrate the good, get through the challenging times and enjoy the journey. Yes, pretty cliché'.
I truly want CheeHoo to be all the characteristics of love, bringing back those closest to you into your life and living a life of courage, selfishness, perseverance, commitment, generosity, patience and respect. This is easier said than done, but it's better to start then never to experience it.
Over the next few months I hope to introduce you to CheeHoo Life, where nothing is impossible. You Love, you are Loved, and the universe aligns to serve you!
Spend less time caught up in the clutter and more focusing on what is truly important.