Saturday, August 9, 2014

One project at a Time



Any improvement project, whether it's home, physical or spiritual, is a  process. I admit that I'm one of those people who would prefer instant results. I eat right for a week solid and I'm shocked that I'm not down 10 lbs. (So, I have a donut to feel better...)

I left my 8-5 job on July 10th and this first month of my new life I've been a little overwhelmed trying to get things done that have been neglected for too long now. Turns out that as much as I would like to make it happen, it's not going to all get done in a day. It took months/years for things to get the way they are, and it's going to take a concentrated effort to get things back under control.

According to my son, part of the problem is that I'm easily distracted. I would never admit that his diagnosis might be right, but I have noticed that I do tend to wander from the kitchen to the studio or from the laundry room to the yard "just for a sec" and then an hour later look up and wonder how doing the laundry suddenly turned into weeding the flower bed. Eventually, things do get done, but in the process of the whole thing, I find that I'm beating myself up for all the things that I didn't get done and not giving myself credit for what I did do.

This morning I was reading over some of my saved quotes and came across this one by Brene Brown:
Engage in your life from a place of worthiness. Cultivate the courage, compassion and connection to wake up in the morning and think 'No matter what gets done and how much is left undone, I am enough'. Go to bed at night thinking 'Yes I am imperfect and vulnerable and sometimes afraid, but that doesn't change the fact that I am also brave and worthy of love and belonging.'
Funny how the Universe knows just what I need to hear and puts it right in front of me.

It's a beautiful day here at Rosehaven and as much as I would love to be out pulling weeds and reclaiming my gardens, there is work to be done in my studio so that I can support this new life of randomness that I love.

Wishing you a beautiful day and a gentle reminder that no matter what gets done, you are enough.


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