"I can't get it done, so just forget the whole thing!" This line of thinking has crept into my life before, but not this time. I am trying to adopt a different tune to sing. It goes something like this....baby steps, baby steps, baby steps. Some days I will get a lot done, others it will be very small, but relentless forward progress is often that way...slow...steady...forward motions.
This weekend I realized what eats much of my time and honestly, it's just how it is. I am a mom. A mom that homeschool's the children. I have other outside commitments to church, friends, and family. As I should. So rather than becoming completely frustrated by not meeting my goals, I will embrace the few steps off the path to larger goal of a life surrounded by simplicity.
My kitchen is the hub of all activity in our family. I have a counter that is about 6 feet long and 2.5 feet wide to work on. School? Taught from the counter. Groceries come in? They land on the counter. Meal prep? Counter. Bill paying...Counter. You get the idea. So much of my day is spent here and my time is often filled with clearing the counter so I can think.
Wait? You don't need a clean counter to think? You must be one of those normal people... I need a clutter-free and clean counter to think AND work.
Saturday, I found myself in a bit of a huff because I had cleaned every day last week and still found a counter that looked like this
|6 foot long brain|
|Smaller brain whose only real job is to collect clutter|
I had about 30 minutes of free time and a small bit of extra energy, so I challenged myself to see if I could get the cupboard re-worked and the counters squared away.
|I can think again!|
|Yes, it will collect clutter again!|
|Not a HUGE transformation, but one that makes more use of the space.|