This has been my M.O. for the last month in many aspects of my life.  So I had just quit my full-time job when a flyer at my yoga studio caught my eye.  It said “21-day Cleanse.” Every time I heard of people doing the Master Cleanse before I laughed and thought they were crazy hippy people. Drinking only lemonade made from maple syrup, cayenne pepper, water and fresh squeezed lemons for days?  No thank you. But a little voice inside myself said, “if not now, when?”  So I signed up.

Now two weeks in I’m not going to say that I feel like a million bucks.  I’m not going to say that I had a spiritual epiphany.  But I will say that I lost more than 5 lbs of baby weight that hadn’t gone anywhere in the last year no matter what I tried.  Moreover, I feel satisfied that I broke out of my rut and tried something different.  I had been doing the same things that I did to lose weight before I had the baby and I kept getting frustrated that nothing worked yet I did nothing about it but become more frustrated.

I’ve found that dating can be the same way for a lot of people. They are frustrated that they aren’t meeting anyone new but they keep meeting people in the same way and then they get upset that they get the same result.

I’m hosting my first official Dear Mrs D mixer next week and I am so proud of the people who wanted to say no but didn’t.  Even though they don’t know what to expect, they’ve never done anything like it before, and they don’t know how it’s going to turn out, they are saying yes to doing something drastically different.

I can’t guarantee anyone that they’ll meet the person of their dreams but hopefully the action of doing something different could be enough to get them out of a pattern that isn’t serving them.  So much of our lives are about our patterns and the stories we tell ourselves about why we can’t or won’t do something.  What would happen if you threw out the rule book of your life? Try it.  Maybe for 1 day…Maybe for 21.

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