You know how at the end of a documentary or movie about real events, there’s the “Where are they now?” section? That’s kind of what this point feels like in the blog. I shared with you how we bought our house. I shared some of the twelve years since then and now… Where are we?
The house is a mess. I need to clean it. Nearly every room needs an update or two or three… There are a lot of projects to be done, gutters to clean, winterizing to do. There is clutter to clear. There is organization to be done. There are repairs to be made. The plastic kitchen drawers are held together by duct tape. (Yes, plastic.) Honestly, it’s a lot. It’s overwhelming and without a huge stash of money in the bank to do it all at one time, it’s intimidating as well. Where do I begin? I’m sure a lot of you can relate. And really, I’m hoping this blog makes a lot of you feel better about where you are in your life, as well. Heaven knows we can’t all be featured in Country Living magazine. I won’t lie, though. That’s a dream of mine. (Go ahead. Make fun. My husband does.)
In real life, we have imperfections. We have messes. We have things to work on. And it can be overwhelming. That’s NORMAL! So, what do you do when you get overwhelmed? In my experience, it’s harder to make decisions, more difficult to trust those decisions and it’s simpler to do nothing which means you stay overwhelmed. I can promise you there is no reward in that path. I’ve been living it. One of my motivating factors in starting this blog was to nudge myself into action. I found a quote by Dante…
It seems too simple. Act. Do something. Anything. It doesn’t have to be big. Clean out one closet. Move furniture in one room. Fix that annoying thing that has needed fixed for too long.
And one thing… will… lead… to another. And before you know it, Country Living will be featuring you in an upcoming issue.