Decluttering My Vanity…and My Life

Something to Consider

So I thought I would kick off the new year by getting rid of things I have lying around that are seldom used and gathering dust. Makeup, clothes, home decor, and toys were making their way into the “donate” pile. This quickly became an exercise in self reflection.

At first I felt the urge to justify keeping things, thinking, “Oh I’m sure I’ll use this soon.”  But as my stack began to grow, the buzz of having more space and simplifying my home began to kick in.  Before I knew it, I was happily tossing things in. I began to feel more energized, and it occurred to me just how long it had been since I felt that way.

I realized that not only did I need to declutter my house, I needed to declutter my life.  It wasn’t just about “things” zapping my energy.  Unhealthy habits, relationships, and priorities…

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Clay Balls

A short story with a depth of wisdom.

Morning Story and Dilbert

A man was exploring caves by the seashore. In one of the caves he found a canvas bag with a bunch of hardened clay balls. It was like someone had rolled clay balls and left them out in the sun to bake. They didn’t look like much, but they intrigued the man so he took the bag out of the cave with him.

As he strolled along the beach, he would throw the clay balls one at a time out into the ocean as far as he could. He thought little about it until he dropped one of the balls and it cracked open on a rock. Inside was a beautiful, precious stone.

Excited the man started breaking open the remaining clay balls. Each contained a similar treasure.

He found thousands of dollars worth of jewels in the 20 or so clay balls he had left. Then it struck him…

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My Blog is Dead….

I’ve had a lot of thoughts lately. Nap times haven’t been long enough for me to shower, clean the house, build my at home business, cook a meal, eat a meal, stamp the letters, wash the laundry, make some craft involving a mason jar that I saw on pintrest, blah, blah, blah….. AND THEN sort my thoughts into a worth while post. I’ve got some stuff up my sleeve for later, but for now I’ll just share one of my favorite music videos 🙂