Sometimes I get so frustrated. I want to get to writing, and working on story, and letting my imagination fill pages and pages. Lately it’s been all about getting the foundation work done, and then I took another side trip. I read this most fantastic book: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondō.
I have been feeling the stress and pressure of “stuff” not being organized, not having space, not being properly put away for the entire two years that I’ve been living in my house. It wears on me.
I read the book in a couple hours, and by the next day began the process. Sorting isn’t an issue; actually getting the discarded items out of the house is another story. Anyway, trying to go through all my things, and see clients, and work on foundation stuff is great, and sometimes I feel like I don’t get to do anything fun.
The other day, I said to myself, “Wait, I’m a grown-up and I can do whatever I want.” I sat down and began to write some story. I don’t know where it will go, and it’s very rough, but it felt so good!
The point of all of this, is even when you’re doing things you want to do (I want to do the foundation work, I want to do the tidying up, I want to see clients, and I want to write), it’s easy to get lost, overwhelmed, and frustrated. Each of us are only one person, and can only do so much at any given time.
I have so much I want to do, so much I want to get done, and so much passion for all of it!
It takes many deep breaths, and the time to check in and see what I need to give myself right now. I do this with many aspects of my life, and sometimes, even though I’m practiced, I forget. It’s easy to get stuck wanting to just getting something done, and not check in and take care of your needs.
I promise, I’m working as fast as I can, and I will have the most fantastic world to work from, because I’m taking the time to make sure it’s right; to make sure that I’m in the right space so that everything can flow.