I have been trying to figure out the answer to this for years! I have managed to let go of stuff here and there, but more times than not, I regret it. Often times I end up replacing it…but truthfully, those things are mostly cookbooks and kitchen items. The problem is, there is a bunch of stuff in my house I want rather need* to get rid of, but there is a slight emotional attachment to them. Well, that is not true about everything, some of these items I keep out of obligation, they were a gift and I feel like I should keep them. Continue reading
I signed up to be part of this nationwide women’s dietary study, and all of that starts for me on Monday. I did this because I know I need to make changes in order to get healthier, and accountability might help me stick with it. I also know that for at least the first couple of weeks, I will want to quit. I am not looking forward to the next couple of weeks, I dread them. However, I do look forward to them happening and getting through it. I just have to stay strong…something I do not have a good track record for doing. Continue reading
Do you ever play the ‘what if’ game? I did that for many years, and I reached a point, not too long ago, where I let many of my what ifs go. I talk about moving on and moving forward, but looking back, talk is about the only thing that has happened. Okay, that is not entirely true, I have made some progress…I have let go of the constant thought that I still needed to get a college degree. It was something I believed was going to happen since I was six years old, but it has not and that is okay. I have let go of the believe that I should be living in a big city, and in all honesty, I am now okay with that as well. Continue reading
Do I have one?
I read this in my devotional this morning:
To find joy in this day, you must live within its boundaries.
This really hit home with another book I am currently reading The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod, I’ll provide a review when I finish it. Hal talks about having a reason to get up in the morning, ones raison d’être if you will. He says that you can have more than one, but you have at least one, and to be honest, I am at a loss to figure out what mine is. I mean I can go with the basic one he states, to be the best me I can be, but I just feel that there is more to it, at least for me. Continue reading
is the first step in the right direction
I have too much stuff, I’ve already admitted that I like having my stuff, and I know that my husband would be much happier living in a place where we only had the stuff we need. So I’m doing what I can to deal with my attachments to these things, and really work on getting rid of stuff. Continue reading
Take a look at yourself, and then make a change
Years ago, when I first heard Michael Jackson sing these words, I only thought I understood them. I was twenty-two at the time, and really didn’t get it, how could I? I hadn’t been raised to have a Global mindset. I feel, that at least for many of us, we cannot truly see past our circles, be it our family circle, our circle of friends, our work friends circle, and/or our neighborhood. We know the world is out there, and that there are lots of other people in it, but our day-to-day thoughts are in the area around us, and with the people close to our hearts. Now, I know there are people who are global minded, for good and for bad; I’m speaking about those of us who rarely give thought to how our actions are more than mere drops in a bucket. We rarely consider that the bucket actually overflows into a river that influences more than just our families and neighborhoods. Continue reading
There are times, when I look in the mirror, that I do not recognize myself. There is a picture in my mind, and it doesn’t always match reality. Time seems to pass at lightening speed; I mean, didn’t we just celebrated Christmas a week or so ago? Look at the calendar, June is half way over*! Continue reading
Sometimes knowledge can be limiting
As I’ve mentioned, I just celebrated the big 5-0. The sky didn’t fall, I’m still breathing, and I actually didn’t have a nervous breakdown. Instead, I had an amazing 3 day celebration, family, food, and fun – it could not have been more perfect. Continue reading
We are family
I was adopted at birth, and raised as an only child, therefore, I do not come from a large family, but a small, close-knit one. I’ve known I was adopted for as long as I can remember, so for me, family never meant you had to have the same ‘blood‘. I assume that is the reason why I have always preferred having a few deep yet meaningful relationships over having a ton of ‘friends’. Continue reading