First...thank you all for your encouragement and thoughts on my last post! I hadn't expected that reaction but I loved knowing that I'm not alone in my feeling. Let's start a cozy blog movement! Let me be clear, I don't begrudge anyone the way they want to use or run their blog. I just miss the coziness of the way blogging used to be so I prefer to spend my time reading blogs that give me that feeling and I prefer to embrace the coziness here. I don't mind blogs having sponsors or promoting their shop, or book or whatever. Some of the blogs on my sidebar do that very thing and do it well. I don't want to rehash all that, but I want to say thank you! For commenting, for understanding and for visiting me here in my little corner of the world.
For the last couple of weeks I have been in a cleaning/organizing frenzy. At first I thought it was a Fall nesting induced frenzy, and while I do think that is part of it, or at least what instigated it, I realized the other night at 11:30pm as I was finishing sorting out the studio, what was really going on.
I have been stuck in this cycle of not feeling like I have time to do the things I enjoy. Or if I do take the time, I feel guilty because I always think there are other things I should be doing. I think this is strictly a female phenomenon. I adore my family and taking care of them and making a cozy home for them is my top priority but I'm tired of feeling bogged down with an endless list of chores and to do's and guilt. I was suffering from a serious case of clutter oppression.
So as I clean, purge and organize, what I'm really doing is making space for pleasures and creativity. Room to think and breath. Me time. I've almost worked my way through the entire house. Not a flip flop or junk drawer has evaded my quest. It's amazing what you can do when you are on a mission to take back your life.
I'm clearing the chaos and clutter from my home and from my mind and you wouldn't believe how it is making room for new ideas and excitement. I feel so energized that I can scarcely wait to get out of bed in the mornings.