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bed time yet?

bed time yet?

end of day three: operation morning person.
i have had 2 more exceptionally productive and good days. (today, got up at 4:50)…
i am only mid-week into my experiment…but so far, i am finding pros and cons.

seeing the sunrise
quiet morning time
increased ‘house-work stuff’ productivity
i feel like since i am up, i better make good use of the time… it motivates me
up when the kids get up, in a better mood
i feel like i get a jump on the day, instead of feeling behind from the time i wake up

cons: (besides the obvious)
so hungry when i get up- not usually so hungry… i don’t get that
starving by 9:30am (was eating cookies and diet coke for my mid-morning snack)
needing a nap by 11
i can’t really be creative in the morning, at least not so far.
the time between 8:30 (kid’s bedtime) and 10pm is VERY short…

i am really feeling pretty good… i haven’t napped even once, but that is not to say i wouldn’t love a nap. that is no different than usual. i think that the list-making is actually the key to my productivity. and i have found that it is critical to set realistic goals for the day. so i am thinking, if i need to be PRODUCTIVE, getting up early helps me. if i need to be CReATIVE…it has to be at night…

i will tell you, it’s 8:25, and i am completely exhausted. i did have to endure a baseball team party at peter piper pizza… and well, no amount of sleep can help in that situation… today was my day to catch up on a million emails. i have to send out a HUGE, sincere thank you to all of you who sent me such kind, and sweet emails about the Scrap, ETC. event…i spent an emotional morning reading your thoughts and reactions to the ‘she’ class… so made my day!
i get a lot of emails asking what the ‘she’ concept is… and if kits or classes will be available on-line. so many emails, in fact, that i am working on some different ideas on how we can make that happen. i just haven’t figured it out. it’s not just a class… it’s an experience… i keep thinking that one of these early mornings, i will sit at the computer and write it all out… what ‘she’ is to me, why, where it comes from, and how it changed my life… i need to do that. i am not sure i can even come close to expressing it. but i need to try… so, know that i am trying to figure something out!

i just had the best ending to my day.
seriously… and you’ll know i am tired and pregnant when you read this… (LOL)
i lost my drivers license somewhere between here and alabama. so, when we came home, there was of course this huge security nightmare and i was so BUMMED about it, cause that meant that i would have to take the time to go to the DMV and wait in a huge long line and get a new license. i was just beside myself. emily and i even totally and completely unpacked my suitcase in the check-in line looking for it. ( don’t you hate it when people do that…) anyway… eric picked up the mail on the way home from peter piper pizza… and there was an envelope from US AIRWAYS with my address hand written on the front, with simply my drivers license enclosed…so happy i cried!! that is some good karma!

  • rhonda

    26 April, 2006 at 8:54 pm Reply

    so glad you got your license back!
    about the “she” thing…
    I can’t wait to see how you take it to the next level! I think I could sit through your class a million times…and still cry!
    Your zest for “she” is so invigorating & passionate.

  • Kristi H.

    26 April, 2006 at 9:38 pm Reply

    Oh Heidi, I am so happy to find out that you’re really considering putting the “she” thing out there for those of us who have never been lucky enough to have the opportunity to attend one of your classes and learn about/experience it! From what little I know of it from your site, I just know it would have a powerful and positive effect on my journey of personal growth and discovery. I am so excited to see what will come of this!!!

  • Tanya

    26 April, 2006 at 9:55 pm Reply

    sooo happy for you that you found your license…that is SUCH a horrible feeling….worse when you are tired and pregnant, you poor thing!!
    I have been one of “those” that have asked about the SHE concept so I am TOTALLY excited to hear that you are thinking of explaining it and coordinating something for those of us who have not experienced…I have four little girls and would love to start a SHE book for each of them on their journeys to becoming strong women so it will help for me to understand your concept…I think it would help them in becoming who they are and encourage them to know they are strong, powerful, amazing girls already with all the potential of life ahead of them….ok, i have rambled on enough…YOU are an amazing SHE Heidi!! 🙂 Tanya

  • Pat

    27 April, 2006 at 3:45 am Reply

    I think I hear a book coming on….book & kit??? Online Class??? Something about SHE that all of us can experience? I’m THERE!..Pat

  • Sarah

    27 April, 2006 at 4:07 am Reply

    I know the SHE book already exists, but your take on it hasn’t been published. Shouldn’t this be a combination project/album theme/design/book set-up? I mean, go whole hog on this…I have not had the chance to take the SHE track…and I gotta tell you, a class kit doesn’t seem like it could come close to doing it justice.
    Just one more thing for the to-do list….
    Happy early mornings!

  • Vee

    27 April, 2006 at 4:35 am Reply

    I can’t wait to see more on the SHE concept
    I am going to order the book this week
    HAve a great productive and creative week
    cheers to awesome karma!

  • Melissa

    27 April, 2006 at 6:18 am Reply

    Met you in Florida and wanted to hear your “She” concept, but it was late at night/early morning and you recommended the book. However…I would still L-O-V-E to hear YOU talk about what “She” means to you. What about a video class, sort of how you did with the rub-ons? Just a thought. I personally would pay to hear you talk and teach on this subject and as anyone who knows your work also knows your passion for this topic. Please, please, please for all of us women out here…do it! Have a “she” online class. After all, it’s made you the amazing individual you are today!

  • Stephanie

    27 April, 2006 at 6:23 am Reply

    I am a huge morning person which makes my a gigantic anti night person….works well as long as I get a nap…usually between 2:30-3:30 (kids doin homework and Oprah on) if I dont get a nap…not so good…but I get ALL of my creative stuff, house stuff, bible study…and misc. other things done between 3:45-6:45 am…it is bliss…and worth the sleepyness in the afternoon….I find that if I accidentky sleep in until 5ish (what an oxy-moron) I feel totally rushed!
    keep it up..NAP & dont over do it (is that possble for you, me…and every other mom in America?) and take care of that lil pkg you are carrying!

  • Michelle

    27 April, 2006 at 7:11 am Reply

    What a nice random thing, to get your license back like that… there are goodies out there.

  • Natalie

    27 April, 2006 at 8:13 am Reply

    I used to be such a morning person…loved getting up super early, making coffee, doing this or that, writing…then I had kids. Yeah, now I can’t motivate myself out of bed before 7am!!! I would love to get up before the kids so I don’t feel that rushed feeling. You are inspiring me to try going to bed earlier than midnight+ and get up before the sun…oh the things I could accomplish. But, I agree…the time when the kids go down (8:30 for mine too) seems so short when you go right up to bed…

  • christineai

    27 April, 2006 at 8:21 am Reply

    I can’t believe there could be ANYONE that would not know who you are!!!! That’s just plain {CRAAZY} YOU / SHE should never be required to carry a driver license 🙂

  • Alannah Jurgensmeyer

    27 April, 2006 at 9:33 am Reply

    EXACT same thing happened to me with the driver’s license babe 🙂 I lost it after I was cleared on my first flight and it was gone by the time I got to my connecting flight. Got on the plane by showing my Sam’s Wholesale card (only thing I had with a pic) and a LIBRARY CARD!!! LOLOL Then they marked my flights home so they would know I didn’t have my DL. AND by the time I got home Delta had mailed it back to me. I can totally relate with that massive *WHEW*!!!

  • Debi

    27 April, 2006 at 10:14 am Reply

    So sorry for the stress related to the DL thing for you, and how nice that someone mailed it home! Couldn’t Em just pull out a magazine with your picture where they talk about you? Probably would work for normal people, but not with TSA employees–those people have no sense of humor! Good luck with the morning thing.

  • Suzanne

    27 April, 2006 at 10:43 am Reply

    I’m so impressed by you for trying to be a morning person this week. I’m also a total night person and I really admire your dedication to going to bed by 10pm every night. Way to go! I usually get a burst of energy at that time of night and am usually up until at least 1am every night. I really have to struggle to get in bed before midnight. That’s also my creative time too.
    I’m so happy to hear that you’re working on a way to share the SHE album concept with everyone. I’ve heard so much about the album and have seen some completed ones. I’m so fascinated by them. I was hoping to get to a CKU this year to take your class, but it didn’t work out (but I am going to Creative Escape!) I just ordered the book by Kobi Yamada and can’t wait to read it. I really hope you find a way to make a book, online class, a kit, or something for those of us who haven’t had the opportunity to take the class. I think it would be awesome!

  • christinabean

    27 April, 2006 at 10:59 am Reply

    hi heidi…
    i love reading your blog, you make me laugh, inspire me, and in some ways remind me of me, so i consider you my friend 🙂 i am NOT a morning person, i love to sleep in too and definitely am more creative at night. having little ones, i love the quiet of evening, seeing my babies sleep while i am productive…bliss. i get jealous of morning people, sometimes wishing i could be one of them, especially the ones who get up and EXERCISE – ahhhh!!! but, i have tried the morning thing and i feel i have to be TOO quiet. at night my kids are so out, i could scream and they wouldn’t awaken. so, that is my final excuse, i will stay a night owl. whatever you choose…thanks for all you do…morning or night:)

  • Shawnna

    27 April, 2006 at 11:32 am Reply

    You totally ROCK — I am such a night owl – (we are talking up till 3am) but i have been crabby lately when the kids are getting me up at 7 SEVEN A.M. — who wouldn’t be, right? – anyway I think I am going to give this a try — Starting MONDAY morning I am going to get up at 5 a.m — Maybe I can convert to an early bird – we will see

  • tracy

    27 April, 2006 at 2:14 pm Reply

    So glad your license found its way home to you. No one should have to go to the DMV more often than absolutely necessary! I hope you come up with a way to bring the SHE concept to the masses (ME!). I want to experience your classes because your techniques and products rock! I have also heard how life-changing your classes are. I think it is a great way to motivate us all to become better women and for those mothers out there to find their identity beyond “mom”.

  • sarah green

    27 April, 2006 at 2:42 pm Reply

    So glad to hear about you doing the “she” thing on-line… can’t wait!!! I have a similar story about our airline – Air New Zealand, our family was having a beach holiday and on the way home I had forgotten to take out of the pocket in the pram the all important shells collected from the trip to the beach, well they had fallen out when the pram was being packed onto the plane and a baggage man had picked them up come onto the plane and came straight up to our kids and said he had found them and gave them back… how’s that for service – Air NZ rocks!!

  • Vicki

    27 April, 2006 at 3:09 pm Reply

    i am so glad you got your license back. i can’t even imagine the stress you were feeling. karma does follow. and you are such a great person, how could it not follow you. i was very lucky to have attended one of you ‘she’ classes. it totally rocked. i even shed a tear from seeing how passionate you were about this. i am totally inspired by you. i guess you can call me a heidi wanta be. which won’t happen because i am not the skinny type. i surely do hope you consider a book/kit on your perspective of the ‘she’ concept. i, too ordered kobi’s book. can’t wait to see what you come up with. good job on the early morning experiment. when that little one arrives, i am sure you will be use to the early mornings.

  • Kip

    27 April, 2006 at 4:27 pm Reply

    You know Heidi, I’ve been reading your blog for some time and I’ve noticed a big difference in your writing style since you’ve taken this new approach to being a ‘morning’ person it seems. Much more of a relaxed, narrative type and very easy to read. Not that your old way was bad, I just have a total different feel for your style now when I read your words. Have you noticed a difference?

  • deb munn

    27 April, 2006 at 6:13 pm Reply

    Man that is some serious good karma! So glad you got it back… I’m sure you are totally relieved.
    Haven’t been fortunate enough to take “SHE” yet… but I did pick up the book and completely devoured it! I’m looking forward to what you come up with next 🙂
    Glad you’re feeling pretty good… always a plus! Now go get some sleep!

  • Gayle

    27 April, 2006 at 8:11 pm Reply

    Hi Heidi,
    From one morning person to another. I used to hate getting up early. Now with 3 kids, I love it! I start work @ 6:30 and get lots of stuff done. Love those lists!
    I wish you were coming to CKU-SJ. I would totally be all over a SHE class kit/book. I’ve seen samples of the album, but would totally love to know the whole SHE experience!
    Thanks so much for the inspiration!

  • TracieClaiborne

    28 April, 2006 at 12:11 am Reply

    Heidi – I took your classes in AL and I just fell in love with you! I have taken your classes before at CKU and met you at CHA but I really feel like I got to “know” you in AL. Thank you for sharing so much of your heart and your life. It TRULY inspired me. Made me reflective about my own life. I was sick during the event and didn’t sleep hardly at all so I was out of it during your class. Somehow I lost the plastic overlay to my frame kit. I wish I knew where to buy another frame kit so I could use the plastic cover from it for the “she” project. Anyway…I’m rambling…just thanks again and know that you have lots of fans who think you are amazing. (BTW, I work at Scrap It, where Jenni Bowlin teaches, and we all just LOVE you! We wish you would come see us sometime if you’re in Nashville.)
    Tracie 🙂
    PS – The other class you taught, the playing cards one? That was my favorite thing from the whole event. I am keeping all the stuff you gave us together so I can PLAY and not worry about using up my stuff! Thanks for being so generous.

  • naancy in ks

    28 April, 2006 at 6:24 am Reply

    heidi hey-
    i thought it was so funny about the DMV…not that YOUR experience was funny, but i had to go there on wednesday and then that night I read your blog…
    no one ever says, “oh boy, i get to go to the DMV”. i try NEVER to go there… but my license expired and i didn’t realize it until i was flying to phoenix and the two TSAs caught it. (luckily i had my passport along). s0 anyway, on weds i drove the 40 minutes to the DMV and walked in to “Hi, our computers are down…STATEwide.” (and the bathroom didn’t work either)… 5 hours later i had my renewed license.
    you saved 5 hours by…living right? flying us airways? getting up early? who CARES! good happens too!

  • leslie

    28 April, 2006 at 7:58 am Reply

    heidi. i know what you mean about the drivers licence. on my way TO alabama, i must of dropped mine in line up for a bagel. thankfully i was early and sat down to eat it instead of rushing to my gate. about 10 minutes later i notice all the waitresses looking at a plastic card and then at me & it turns out there were trying to decide if it was MY dr.license. ha. thank god they found it b/c i wouldn’t of gotten back to Canada easily without it (akc!)

  • Yolanda Williams

    28 April, 2006 at 4:13 pm Reply

    OMG! I did the *SHE* thing in AL and I have no words…other than moving and totally inspiring!!! I can’t wait to “PLAY” with my cards.. that was truly one of the best classes at Scrap,etc!

  • Sheree

    28 April, 2006 at 9:11 pm Reply

    You can just blame the mid-morning snack on being pregnant!!!!! SO awesome you got your license back!! That’s awesome!

  • Kylie

    29 April, 2006 at 4:58 am Reply

    Oh wow I was given your blog details by one of my members and your total ‘SHE’ focus is amazing to me. Considering that my site and messageboard is called http://www.she-essence.com that’s totally cool. 🙂 I am definitely eager to see what you come up with for the online ‘SHE’ things, I really need to a do a ‘SHE’ album myself. Love your work!!

  • Mary Ellen Carlise

    29 April, 2006 at 10:01 am Reply

    Hi Heidi–
    Question–will you be doing the *SHE* class in Phx/Mesa anytime soon? I live here and would love to take it….could you post it on your blog maybe?
    Thanks Heidi (aka future morning person:))
    Mary Ellen

  • Wanda E. Santiago

    29 April, 2006 at 11:05 pm Reply

    Hey beautiful my daughter the flight attendant thanks you !! Hugs Wanda

  • Sarah

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  • Debby

    30 April, 2006 at 2:31 pm Reply

    Someday I’d love the chance to have the “she” experience! If you have a chance, check out my blog and see how I used your rubons on my Target tins and used some of them to hold my “Heidi” supplies!I love it! Thanks for thinking of so many fun things to play with! Happy Birthday!

  • Cathy

    30 April, 2006 at 5:17 pm Reply

    I’ve read your blog for a long time now, and wondered what the SHE is all about! Can’t wait to find out, but I hope you’ll do something online, since I may never get to a workshop or class!
    Thanks for sharing your inspiration with us!
    In Little Rock, AR

  • Kate

    1 May, 2006 at 5:15 am Reply

    Glad you got your license back. The morning thing will come but you’re very brave to try it while pregnant. I can barely lift my arms when I’m pregnant because I’m so weak from being sick. (glad to have me house full already).
    I need to go check the “she” thing out. 🙂

  • Karrie

    1 May, 2006 at 8:44 am Reply

    Happy Birthday to you Heidi! You have brought alot of joy to many people… I hope you can feel how much we send you good wishes for the coming year. Hope you enjoyed your day!
    I very much enjoyed your Mom’s day project in ME magazine. My mom raised myself and my 2 younger sisters, until the time when my grandfather passed away (I was 11), then my precious grama moved in with us. This began a saga of having ‘TWO Moms’ and a very close, and very ‘daily’ relationship with her for the next 35 years. My little grama passed away in Jan. 2004, but she in always in our conversations and close to our hearts. She spoke often about her own dear mother and so these women are very much ‘alive’ to us daily: heart and soul.
    I have an amazingly, strong mom who is my best friend – and now I have three beautiful daughters of my own, a precious d-i-l and a brand new baby granddaughter! (and a handsome son and grandson!). Abundant blessings!
    Looking forward to someday being able to take your ‘She’ class. And counting my ‘she’ blessings!!! (((hugs from Canada)))

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