Thursday, March 29, 2012

PBP: Spring Clean my Life

Prompt: Spring Cleaning

For most of us, Spring is finally here, or at least mostly here. And for most of us, that means time to clean, in one way or another....

In what ways are you using this shift in the seasons to clean out some unwanted/unneeded things?
This can be material things that need to be tossed, or spiritual clutter that just needs to be removed...

You may have touched on this in last week's post, but this is your chance to go deeper - explore what you are getting rid of, why it needs to be tossed out, and perhaps even what you are making room for....

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Since uprooting my family last year and moving to Ohio, we threw almost everything we owned away. Only things of sentimental value or collectibles we ended up keeping. Some of it is stored with my mother in Kentucky, other stuff is stored with my husbands family. So needless to say there isn't a lot of things to clean here. 
I did go through my sons cloths the other day, but that was more about helping out my husbands cousin who has a baby boy on the way than any thought of spring cleaning. I suppose I also need to go through my daughters cloths. Hmm. That is a good idea. I don't have a lot of my cloths, so I already know there's nothing to give away there.

As far as personal or spiritual cutter, I've tried to add more physical activities to my day to day life. I tried to also do a diet, but honestly my MIL keeps too many temptations here for that to be successful. So I'll just say, I'm becoming a more active person. If that leads to weight loss great. If not, well I'm happy just the way I am. I've never been one to be overly critical about my weight. Do I like it? No. But I also don't hate it.

This spring I'm just waiting for the fruit to ripen and bring us much needed change. But isn't that an oxymoron? Waiting for change? Yeah I've always said if you want change you have to create it. I do try. I put in job applications anywhere I can. I network with friends to find opportunities. I encourage my husband to do the same. I also try to finish what I'd previously started.

Which brings me to my writing. I've been trying to come up with new story lines, polish what I already have and change what I think isn't working. Sometimes when I get stuck its because a previous idea just isn't working out and I have to scrap the whole chapter. Don't you hate that? Each chapter I write is precious to me so I can't really delete it, but I save it in a junk file that I'll go back and re-read sometimes to see if anything can be salvaged.

I guess ultimately I'm a pack rat. Whether that be physical items or data bytes.


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Blessed Be,