I had to take a break. I have so many projects, hopes, dreams, realities and commitments that something had to give. I kind of simplified to an extreme to stretch, grow and renew; boy does it feel good.
I still have a million projects but I feel like I can manage more since I’ve reconnected with myself and my family. I’ve made a major life decision to pursue a change – a pretty drastic one. I’ll hint that I plan to work for myself, my family and my passions instead of “the man”. But, more on this to come as it all unfolds.
With the coming of spring I’ve started to chisel away at one of my most important goals for myself this year. That goal was to simplify our lives. Physically de-cluttering for 15 minutes a day in one room has changed my life drastically. As boxes get unpacked (yes, nearly a year after we moved into our home), items get recycled/donated, while others get priced out for a large family yard sale I’m coordinating I can feel the heaviness lifting little by little.
We’ve finally started to jive into a solid family routine so I can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that it’s not so much on me anymore. My husband always did try to be helpful and was/is a wonderful dad and husband BUT we butt heads a lot. I know I suffered from the elusive “mommy burnout” from time to time here and we’ve been working on creating a more balanced household and life.
So, that’s my short and sweet little update on me. How are you these days? Are you simplifying your life in any way and how has it impacted your life?