Monday, April 13, 2009
I am on a roll. Not only do I want to eat healthy but I have started getting rid of other junk in my life also. Nothing is safe. It is like going to confession and not being able to stop confessing. I’ve already blogged about the piles of clothes that are on their way out the door. Well, the furniture is next. While working from home the other day I logged on to Craigslist and offered up our futon for sale because truth be told, it is too big and bulky for the room it is in. My husband found out when he had to carry the heavy piece down 2 flights of stairs-ok, with major assistance and guidance from me. Then I gave away a bookshelf and armchair the other day. That was long overdue and I love the open space their absence has created.
And then there is the garage- my husband’s storage room, although he denies it. Every time I walk through the garage I am tossing something out. I get stuck in there until I hear my husband looking for me and make a mad dash for the upstairs to avoid a barrage of questions. . I am sure my husband is having nightmares about what will be missing the next time around when he gets back home. The funny part is that he can never tell what’s gone. And we don’t have a cluttered house by any means.
Seriously though: There is a direct correlation between my determination to lead a healthy life and to lose all this weight and the need to clean up other things in my life. My head feels clear, my body feels good and I want my surroundings to fall in line. You know the long to-do lists that had been collecting in every drawer? Well, I am tackling them now. I feel strangely motivated. It’s like my mind is telling me that if I can make the health changes I have been putting on the back burner, then I can make these other changes also.
What’s next on the list? A serious photography class? A new job? Who knows? The sky is the limit! But I am determined to tackle it all and to do it well.