I don't know what struggles dad's have or people without children experience. I try imagine it but as you can see most of my writing comes out of the experiences of motherhood. Exhaustion hit me last week and I decided it was time for a little inner focus. Too often in my life I say yes to many things and no to not enough!
We all have heard the term 'spring cleaning' and I have decided with the household this year, I am also going to focus on my physical body as well as my spirit. I am in some desperate need of some of this spring cleaning. I don't want to write for the sake of writing, I want it to serve a purpose and be a blessing. I don't want to eat, or clean, or sing, or play, or anything without focus. I was standing in Ross the other day looking for shop supplies, and a broom caught my eye. It was not your ordinary broom, leopard print and black bristles.Something I would normally have looked at but walked on by. I bought it...frivolous but me. I thought I could really enjoy sweeping with this broom. This silly cleaning article. Everything is so functional but why can't we be functional and fun? Why do I burden myself with so many things I don't need and forget to enjoy the process of living day to day? So my new broom has become my symbol of where I am. It is time to sweep out some of the old, and create a cleaner healthier way of living but with a need to balance it with a little creativity and fun!
Last year I endeavored to lose weight. I set my mind to it , accomplished a goal, and lost 88 pounds. It is easy to get around and I had more energy for a time. However, years of mistreating 'this temple' with yo yo dieting, little exercise, and poor eating habits, has left this redesigned vehicle running a little rough. I decided on a cleanse, a plan for changing some habits, added exercise, as well as a focus this year on the things that really matter. Look out world...I am also practicing the art of "No"! Spring cleaning has commenced not only in my household but with myself as well. I plan to give away anything in my wardrobe which doesn't fit and despite my husband (whom I constantly tease that he should be on hoarders), this house is going to lose the excess baggage of things we do not use. A balanced approach is the plan, but I want my inner and outer life to reflect the direction of healthy living I desire. I am sure I will have some adventures and mishaps which will be worthy of blogging. Happy Spring everyone!