Apparently I’ve taken a break from blogging. I didn’t intend to but life has gotten in the way and before I knew it weeks had passed.
I’ve thought about you all and I’ve missed our interactions, but there’s so much going on that I struggle to get it all done much less articulate it.
Cleaning, sorting, gifting, going. 16 years in this house, and oh the stuff I’ve found stuffed in drawers and cupboards – oy! 3 – soon to be 4- trips to Goodwill, piles and piles of clothes, toys, and household items. But the treasures found have out-weighed the dust and the mess. Baby shoes. Boxes of photos. Keepsakes from another time. My 4-H badges, Hubbs basketball pictures, our marriage license. The love letters sent back and forth- be still my heart <3!
It is cathartic to rid ourselves of clutter. It’s also hard work – I’ve averaged 6-7 miles per day in the house! Up the stairs, down the stairs, back up the stairs, out to the dumpster or to my car — my arms and legs and even my hands are weary. When I lie down at night my body melts into the bed and the alarm screams for me way too soon.
But still with this, with all of this, my soul sings – why? Letting things go – clearing out clutter – keeping what matters and jettisoning the rest ~Liberating!
I’ve missed you and I will return but I’m not sure when. I miss the release I get from expressing my thoughts and connecting with all of you. But I’ve also learned I cannot pour from an empty cup.
And on that note, at least I still have a cup, in fact I have many and that cupboard’s next!
How about you? Have you found yourself in a similar position? How did you handle it?