November 11, 2010

High Hopes

Just what makes that little 'ol ant.....

I have so many things I need to do. I need to simplify some more. This has been a really, truly hard task. I am having a hard time deciding what should go and what should stay. Should stay meaning....what I can't let go of.  I look around our small space....by the way-Greg and I determined that our whole living space is the size of 1/2 of our old playroom.... and I feel like I'm living in a one room school house. Now, that is fine and dandy....and pretty much due to the fact that we homeschool. Creating an environment that is full of learning opportunities....or opportunities for creative play is important to me. I only have a few more years before my little men turn into teenagers. I guarantee that our living space will be very different in a few years. But, these are the days we are in.....and these days are filled with little building things, constructive things, sports things, and books galore.

Thinks he can move that rubber tree plant....

I don't mind living in a one room school house....heck, it's pretty fun. But, I would really, truly love for our one room school house to have some style. I've thought about calling in the HGTV experts to give me a hand, but that wouldn't make sense since we are renting....and moving in a less than 3 months(can you hear the Hallelujah chorus?) So, mentally I know that I need to do something....organize, simplify, get off my butt.....the only problem is that physically I am worn out. I'm once again feeling so incredibly tired that it's disrupting my day....my plans. The mind has a will, but the body says no way.

Anyone knows an ant can't move a rubber tree plant.....

But I am determined....I have high hopes for change. I will eat better, try to exercise(even if that means running around the playground), I will take baby steps, and try to live the thankfulness that I feel in my heart. Each day I am determined to do a little bit more.....and by golly, I guarantee just as we are about to move....I will have our small space filled with style. And of course, then I can start all over on our next space.

She's got high hopes, she's got high hopes. She's Got high apple pie in the sky hopes

* I want to add that I love living in a small space, if I could only get it organized. Less is more!

5 comments:

Ruth said...

Simplifying is my 'middle name' but I'm too far away to help. But I can tell you this much... it is going to require quite a bit of 'rethinking' about how you assign value, and figuring out how to build more storage into the space. (At least, for me, it usually does)

Creative storage is the key to living 'small'... trust me. ;)

Darcie said...

I know that tired feeling...completely exhausted. Maybe we get that feeling when there is a lot on our minds. Hoping you find your energy and your mojo for simplify life. I agree...less...is more.

Life with Kaishon said...

I am so excited that you are moving. : )

really.truly said...

Thanks Becky...ummm, we are moving, but we have no clue where. Ha!

Jana Guild said...

I have moved a lot and I think we are in our house to stay, but I have learned one thing: enjoy where you are at while you are there. I learned this after we moved from our apartment a few years back. I spent some time wishing for more, for something else, for more space, but when I got all of that, I had a pain in my heart of missing all the memories from that apartment. Bloom where you are planted took on all new meaning! Change is fun and good and entertaining to plan, but keep focused on where you are because you won't ever get it back.

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