A new week. A fresh start. I never tire of the feeling that anything is possible. That I can make this day, week, life anything I want it to be.
I'm looking forward to a week with few things on my schedule. The older (and wiser) I'm getting the less scheduled I want my life. I'm really enjoying more spontaneity lately. It's like I want to get all the stuff done but without the pressure of getting all the stuff done! I know it's good for me to have some structure to my days, just not too much. I believe the left and right sides of my brain might be at war.
This early spring weather has me wanting to clean, organize, garden plan and get some projects done. Sometimes I find myself getting overwhelmed by my own enthusiasm! I started spring cleaning but quickly realized I'd rather do it one room at a time than go after it all at once. Well I don't know if it was so much that I realized it as my back did.
I can't seem to stop organizing. I walk around the house asking "Do I love this?" "If I were shopping today would I buy it again?" Nothing is sacred. No corner is safe from my demented need to sort out every last bit in this house. The dining room and my dish collection are on the chopping block today. I am single minded in my desire to live amongst only that which I love and I have little patience for the rest. Is this part of living more mindfully? Or possibly a mid-life adjustment of some sort? I'm not sure but I do know that I find my life less and less focused on things. There is no shopping just to shop. Purposeful purchasing is the norm these days. I think I'm just more mindful of how I spend my time, money and life than I used to be. That doesn't mean there isn't room in my life for some pretty things! I know this to be true because I just ordered two new pillow covers for my family room!
It is early here right now, not even 5am. I'm not usually up this early but I had a restless night and thought it would be better to get an early start rather than toss and turn. Early mornings have a kind of magic to them. They are one of my favorite things. The peace of being the only one awake in the house, coupled with the possibilities of the day ahead. It feels like a great start to this week!