2017: the year of less crap

2017: the year of less crap

Welcome to Holiday Hangover Monday!

Money has flown out of your wallet during the past several weeks as fast as Usain Bolt crosses the finish line at the Olympics, and now your house is stacked 6 feet high with piles of stuff. (Ahem, crap.)

How’s that headache treating you?


I had mentioned a few weeks ago that I’d be announcing a project in the new year, so here you have it:

I am declaring 2017…THE YEAR OF LESS CRAP!


Think about no more feeling overwhelmed, buried, broke, sad, grumpy, or tired. No more excuses about not having enough time, space or money to do what you really want. Think about your stairway to freedom!

Go up

(The above photo is actually just the amazing staircase built in god knows what year that’s right outside the door of my current apartment in Madrid, but let’s just pretend for a minute It’s a stairway to freedom heaven.)

Back to work…

Do you ever just get totally sick of spinning in the same crap? Bills, debt, bills, closets and drawers busting at the seams, nutty crazy schedule, never enough sleep, haven’t quite dealt with those awful things that happened when you were little, or made peace with yourself about that jerk you divorced 10 years ago?

Listen, Linda, Listen!

…It’s time to get rid of our crapย and stand up for what we want. Sassy little Mateo knows what’s up.

In this YEAR OF LESS CRAP, I’ll be posting tips, tricks, and saucy opinions here on how to get unstuck. (Subscribe below and get my blog in your email inbox…awww…snap! What a treat!) Hopefully I’ll be making some new friends, but I’m sure I’ll tick some people off too. I’ll be airing more of my dirty, dirty, laundry, and encouraging you to do the same. We’ve all got plenty, so let’s be real!

Here’s my CRAP:

I’ve wanted to finish my book for about 67 years at this point and I haven’t done it. Scared I can’t? No way. Disorganization? Hells to the no. Not doing enough for myself to fully commit to what I love and not asking for the help I need? Yep.


I know better. So do you, about whatever your CRAP is.

I hope this year you get so sick of yourself, so totally ripped about whatever you’re doing to keep yourself buried/miserable/frustrated/stuck, that you finally snap and make the changes you need. I hope your blood boils, you reach your limit, and riiiiiight before you lose it, you drop your fear and do something TOTALLY FUCKING AWESOME.

No more CRAP, people. No more, CRAP. This is the year to purge and fly. I will help you do it.

#LessStuffMoreFreedomHappyLife #LiveSimpleDoMore #TheYearOfLessCrap

*Tonight I told my Mother it sometimes makes me super happy to use “bad” words when I write. She said she thought there might be a better way to get my points across. I told her I agreed, but also just want to be myself; The unfiltered, truth-teller who often needs and wants to just let the eff-bombs out.ย It feels so good to be free…

  • Elizabeth Phares

    January 3, 2017 at 8:36 am

    Just this very morning like 10 minutes ago – GMA had a segment on about people who curse… they are truly honest people. Can’t wait to see you when you get back and hear the re-cap. Give Anne Peacock a hug from me and if she did not have fun in Spain, I will have to break her fingers.

    • bluelollipoproad

      January 3, 2017 at 11:00 am

      YESSSSSSSSSS!!! A little eff-bomb never hurt anyone! And let’s face it…it kind of feels good to let it all out. No fingers broken here (laughing!), because of COURSE Ann Peacock LOVES Spain. What’s not to love about this place. Now that I’m a manchego and Albarino pro, we will have a most excellent recap soon toasting big time. CHEERS!

  • Randy Farley

    January 4, 2017 at 7:29 am

    Hell yes! Fuck off asshole adults who can’t take a few special words in your writing. No offense to your mom but I think it’s the perfect way to get your point across!!!

    • bluelollipoproad

      January 6, 2017 at 10:14 pm

      Ha! You crack me up, Randy – thanks! My Mom encourages me to fly my honesty freak flag, so she knows I will never hold my tongue much. Cheers!

  • Christina Field

    January 7, 2017 at 6:29 am

    Wow – you’re in Spain; that’s amazing ! I’m glad to hear you’re getting closer to getting your book to the finish line :-). You go girl !!! Let the salty language fly – a la Thug Kitchen ;-).

    • bluelollipoproad

      January 8, 2017 at 8:50 pm

      Thanks, Christina! YOU are a huge reason my path has been clearer! I can’t thank you enough for all your coaching help and support! Cheers to a kick ass 2017! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚