I’m still alive. I’m hanging in there…barely. So much is going on and I’m finding that the more stressed I get, the less I can multi-task. Maybe it’s age or maybe it’s the stress. For whatever reason, I’ve been getting the essentials done and letting whatever could slide do just that.
I’m realizing though, that the things that I enjoy and that bring me happiness, often don’t make the cut as essentials. They are the things that drop by the wayside and that just increases the stress and dissatisfaction with my life.
That’s not a good way to live and certainly not an intentional life.
Sure, some things have to be done whether we like it or not…dishes come to mind right off the bat.
But there has to be more to life than dishes. Please!
After a rather loud venting of my frustration with the unfairness of life last night, I took a moment to assess what was going on…after I stopped yelling and crying and feeling sorry for myself. It was a rather long moment.
Now it’s time to start finding a balance again. It seems like it’s back to the beginning, but I have made progress.
It’s not really going all the way back to the beginning of this journey. So much has changed. There’s less clutter and more organization. Priorities have been identified and ordered. I know so much more about my life, dreams and plans than a year or so ago.
It’s more like I wandered a bit off of the path and not in a good way. I lost my way, but I know the direction I need to be going.
The main problem with not being vigilant about where I’m going is that I tend to lose sight of the progress that I’m making.
Optimism becomes lost in the day to day struggles.
Neglected tasks become harder and harder to get back to.
Habits become less habitual.
Little piles of clutter become big messes.
And it just seems to become impossible and hopeless and…sometimes even meaningless.
That’s how depression can take hold.
But today is a new day.
I’m writing this post and although there is so much that I haven’t shared – it doesn’t all have to be written today. I can just start with this post.
The washer is washing away and some of the dishes are drying on the drainboard.
A whole truckload of stuff left the house last week and another box is already being filled.
The table is cleared and that’s a start.
There is a lot going on in my life…lots of changes. For someone who dislikes change, I’m not quite ready to label them as good (although I know that they are). I just feel overwhelmed by most of them. I’m dealing with them…one step and a few tears at a time.
Those are blog posts for tomorrow and the next…
I’m back and that’s enough for right now.
Prayers and positive thoughts for whatever changes and challenges you are dealing with right now.
Visual artist playing with collage, assemblage and whatever else I imagine. Homemaker and homeschooling Mom of four children aged 10 to 24. Ready to fully embrace life and leave regret and fear behind. Each new day is an opportunity to love, create and live with intention...