Thursday, March 26, 2009

Less Clutter, More Good Stuff

Recently, I heard Peter Walsh http://www.peterwalshdesign.com/ make the following statement. Family Relationships, Work, Health, Money and Spirituality are all interrelated. If one area is cluttered, that clutter will creep into the other areas and throw your life off balance. It has taken me several days to digest all of that. I had been looking at various areas in my life and had come to the conclusions that changes needed to be made. Family Relationships...Shaggy and I are so much alike, it frightens me. He is entering a time is life that will have challenges and choices to make. I am trying to loosen the leash a bit at a time...hubby is helping me to know when. I am learning to talk less and listen more with him. I do see progress. Sweet Pea is very open with me and asks questions about everything under the sun. I want that to continue. Peach Blossom is a sponge...I want good things to be soaked up. The work area of my life was also personal. I love the people I work with and felt guilty for leaving, but as of April 1, I have. I truly felt a wave of relief and joy for the things I want to do instead. Health is something I have always taken for granted. It has hit me that I could very easily not be here to see my children grow up. I have begun to eat properly again and exercise daily. I sleep better and am a nicer person. Money is not something my industry makes a lot of, so leaving work won't be a burden. I do not live at Target anymore and weekly dinner menus are made, shopped for and stuck to. Spirituality is a place that I had not ventured deeply until recently. Prayers and the belief in God has always been influential in my family's life, but I have never delved into my own personal spirituality. This is a journey that I am enjoying. I have discovered things about myself...good and bad. I listen to a Christian Music Station and actually find that music in my dreams. As some of you know, my personal friend, Ree (I wish) http://www.thepioneerwoman.com/ is wonderful...I have found many things from her blog that I use and she makes me laugh. One of the things I discovered was this site http://wildolivetees.com/ . The tee shirts here speak from my heart and the owners' stories speak to my heart.
Slowly but surely I am cleaning the clutter from my life. It is sure to be a difficult process, but anything worthwhile is worth the work.

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