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Finally getting into the swing of summer and the rest of my life.

Monday, June 24, 2013

It seems like we've been going since school let out. I didn't realize that I has started scheduling the kids so quickly after school, but now we have a couple of weeks to slow down. I tried to get my son to go out for a walk this morning, but he didn't want to, so now we're working on things in the home, especially since it's nice and air conditioned.

I am starting to organize a few things that have been hanging around me for years. I have come to the conclusion that I need to live in the space I'm in at the moment and not keep on hanging onto so many things for the space I dream of. I still have some stuff I had when I just turned into an adult and I just don't fit that personality anymore. Now it's time to get rid of some of those things that have been hanging on for that long. It's time to have my stuff fit my current personality. If I can store it in the storage locker and never see it, it's not worth keeping. I like my storage locker for storing my gardening things during the winter, so I need to get rid of things that are just there for the sake of being there. I still have a lot of totes, and they will continue to let them take up space because they're not in the way in my storage locker and I know that one day they will be useful again, but the full totes need to be gone through.

I have done well in keeping my space clean. It may be a little cluttered, but it's clean. I can see the start of a hoarding issue, but I have grown past the need to hold onto those things and can let go. I am finally turning into an adult (so it took me nearly 20 years past becoming legal to do it, but it finally happened!) that can have a space to have friends over and allow my children to have a comfortable space. It kinda happened in the last couple of years, along with the weight loss. Something changed and I'm ready for others to be part of my life (besides my husband) and will have more of my friends over more frequently.

I'm not quite sure what it was for sure, but I'm more confident in myself and am starting to really enjoy life. I'm finding myself again, children suck that out of you for a while. I am discovering that I can be more than just a mother and wife. I am becoming the butterfly that I've always been destined to be.

The cocoon is being released physically in more than one way and that's allowing the emotional side of me to come through too. It's time to be the beautiful me there always was hiding inside!

Today's Holidays: Swim a Lap Day, Celebration of the Senses Day, UFO Day, International Fairy Day, National Catfish Day and National Pralines Day.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
GOSPARK45 6/25/2013 10:32AM

    Sounds like you're in a very good place. We don't need all that stuff pulling us back to yesterday. I'm glad you fee better about wanting to have others over. I need to do that more often. We get in a rut (due to lack of time) when we have kids and let that go. Then it's hard to start up again.
Fly high butterfly! It's your time to feel your wings!
Spark on my friend.

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SUNNYWBL 6/25/2013 1:21AM

    I like to call it evolving! I'm no longer Supermom or Suzy Homemaker.

Good Will gets my downsizing things like pie and cake pans, big clothes, towels that don't fit my color scheme any more, etc.

Comment edited on: 6/25/2013 1:22:34 AM

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MJREIMERS 6/24/2013 4:47PM

    Good for you! I too have rediscovered "myself." My kids are now older and I am able to focus some time on my healthy and well being. I feel it's critical for moms, but we just don't put ourselves first.

Here's to positive change for both of us! Together emoticon !

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LYN-EDWY 6/24/2013 4:37PM

    Sounds wonderful.

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PAULA3420 6/24/2013 2:55PM

    emoticon NICE JOB!! I think having a clean space is so important to your Health and Wellness, emoticon emoticon

Paula emoticon

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TRUCKERWIFE2 6/24/2013 2:47PM

    Sounds great. Keep up the good work. I wish I could get my husband to get on board to let go of things too. I'm usually ready to let go of things long before he is. I've tried getting rid of things while he is on the road. Not a good idea. Within a month he's figured out I've gotten rid of something he may have not looked at in years. Enjoy your less cluttered space.

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NANA2JONEMIMAT 6/24/2013 2:30PM

    Everything comes with time. emoticon

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KAREN608 6/24/2013 2:29PM

    Good for you, ready to part with things you have 'outgrown' in a way.
I was just thinking about this the past week, how some craft items, I will
never use again as far as I can tell, and they did not need space in my
home or life now. It is not painful to move them on now. At one time, it
would have been hard. I even went through quilting magazines, found
a few patterns and the rest left the house this past Sunday. It is freeing
to let the things go and keep the ones that still are you. We do change and
I find I like changing.

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