Small things.

cardboard, paper, found images and letters/2013
cardboard, paper, found images and letters/2013

“Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.”  Vincent van Gogh

Friday.  Lots of small things accomplished today:

  • I cleared my desk of all the accumulated stuff.  The kind of stuff that was upsetting every time I passed by it:  paper, notes, bills, a soda cup – you know what I’m talking about.  I came across the above quote scribbled on a piece of paper in the process.  Coincidence?
  • I organized the financial stuff, updated our budget, paid the bills I could, and created a master log of our debts and pay-off goals.
  • I enrolled in the health challenge offered by my husband’s employer.  We’ll save money on our insurance premium. Win!
  • I walked for 30 minutes.
  • I sent my oldest daughter back to college without breaking down in tears (much).  It doesn’t get easier with time or age.
  • I decluttered for 15 minutes.  Maybe more if you include the desk.
  • I made art!  I’ve now completed 29 cards for the 52 ATC swap due in September.

Small things to be sure, but all are steps towards the life I envision my me and my family.  It’s also a lot more fun to list the things I did rather than the things that are still waiting to be done.


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