The past couple of years of reading blogs has led me to do some comparing and in my mind I did not always measure up as I wondered why I just couldn't get the things done that I wanted to just like others were doing (this was a bad habit I developed very young as I compared my more athletic 5'2" self to the extremely tall and stick thin models on pages of Flare and Vogue). And then it has finally dawned on me. Every person is so very unique in our physical and emotional being and while there are those who can go on 4- 6 hours sleep, there are also those of us who need 10 and some who are blessed with absolutely perfect health and some who have health challenges. I am the later on both those parts and cannot accomplish even with perfect health the same things as the 4-6 hour people in a shorter time span. So I will go easy on myself, especially now while I try to get back on my feet.
And so as of today I am done with that. I will be 47 years young in a few weeks and as an early birthday present to myself, I am releasing my soul from that mental energy robbing burden.
Although my blog may not be a whirlwind of renovation checklists getting crossed off in record time for the world to watch in shock and awe, it will be one that I can look back on and see just how far I have come and that will be the only gauge I will ever need from now on.
So in my new resolve, instead of stewing about all the larger things that cannot be accomplished right now like painting a room etc I have opted to do some very light organizing.
Every time I open a cupboard that is jammed with stuff that should not be there or should have been pitched or donated I loose a bit of myself mentally. It reminds me of my physical inability to keep on top of the day to day things. So I tackled at a very leisurely pace (which I need to do so as to not over do it) of just one area per day, the mudroom cabinet, the basement stairway , and a kitchen cabinet and oh my gosh it feels so good.
|I lined the mudroom sink cabinet shelves and used baskets to organize laundry supplies and store onions and root vegetables|
|All this stuff came out of and will not return to|
|the bottom shelf of this kitchen cabinet|
|Yikes! of course this is not an after shot, how awful, can you believe it has been this way for years. Love the original wallpaper, don't you?|
|oh and another! I have a feeling that this one may not look too much different after I'm done with it.|
Have a great day!