I’m sitting on my couch, drinking coffee, listening to Eli NOT sleep through the monitor, which is really strange because he’s been such a great sleeper lately.
But today? I really need him to sleep.
I have about a trillion things on my mind right now, like a really cool session I have tonight or the six mini-sessions I have tomorrow, or family in town to visit, or my insanely messy and I’ll be honest, DIRTY house. Or the fact that I’m frustrated that I feel like my kids aren’t loving enough. And I don’t mean they don’t snuggle enough, I just think they aren’t LOVING enough. Things. People. Ideas, etc.
I try to remind myself that it’s probably just a phase. Kids are selfish! Right? But, still, the things I’m seeing and hearing hurt my heart and are affecting me a great deal.
So, they’ve inspired me to simplify my life with less things. Less Barbies and Cars and even less books and less Legos and more walks and swinging and picnics with bologna sandwiches and watermelon and Oreos.
For Christmas I asked for this book and I finally just cracked it open last week and it’s speaking to me LOUDLY.
(I was going to take a photo of this book on my white nightstand against my blue wall and the green accents of my quilt, it would have looked so cool but I decided to simplify and skip that part. But trust me, it would have been a pretty photo.)
It’s written by a blogger, whose name is Tsh. Even her name is simple.
So, Tsh is speaking to me with her words (without her even realizing it) and it’s helping me mentally so now I just have to physically simplify which is hard with 9 sessions in one week (don’t fret, six of those are minis) and three kids and a baby girl dancing in my belly and a husband who works and goes to grad school and eating lots of ice cream and and and and and…
but I’m going to do it. RIGHT NOW.
It’s funny because my big huge projects, like reorganizing my master bathroom, which, I assure you, is a BIG BIG project and probably wasn’t done properly when we moved here three years ago, well, after my shower yesterday, I just reorganized one little shelf in my linen closet and guess what? I love it. I took a piece of the GIANT PROJECT LOOMING OVER MY HEAD and took a slice and completed it and it helped me.
(and motivated me)
So, that’s where I’m at today. I’m extremely happy. Crazy overwhelming. But definitely inspired.
I love being inspired.
And now? Eli is sleeping so I have lots of work to do starting right now.
Happy Friday, friends!