I haven’t blogged for a really long time and honestly I haven’t been able to just sit down and come up with something concise and thoughtful. There are lots of partial posts, starting lines, sentences and topics piling up in my drafts folder but I just haven’t been able to ………..FOCUS. So what the hay………Lisa-Jo Baker and her fabulous crew of Five Minute Friday bloggers have peaked my interest just enough to think that maybe I need to jump in. And wouldn’t you know, Lisa Jo’s topic for this week is indeed FOCUS. So, here goes nothin’ : no editing, no stopping, no pre-planning, back-tracking or over-thinking…I’m just going to blog for 5 minutes straight…..
We moved into our new house almost 7 weeks ago. I am at a loss for routine, structure and where I really belong. I have lived in the city…a long time ago. 18 years ago actually. But now, with 4 kids and their lives I find that it is different and I am lost.
Boxes are still packed and stacked.
The kitchen is a disaster! Too small, too disorganized, not enough cabinets! I can’t get creative in there.
Our bedroom? It’s a mess too. And all my husband has asked for is that things just get sorted out, put away and organized. Does he know who he’s talking to? Yikes. Trouble. That’s me. The unfocused problematic child of procrastination and distraction.
So today, I stopped. Stopped waiting. Stopping *Pinning*. Stopped wondering, pondering, thinking and re-thinking. Today I did what I always do the first week after we move(we’ve done this 10 times before…did I mention that??)…
I rearranged the furniture in my living room. Like 3 times. I had to get it right. It wasn’t right . It was too straight, too long, too boring. I had to change it up. I unwrapped pictures to hang. I hung a rusted star garland. I angled that TV cabinet and moved that ridiculously heavy pump organ.
I focused on one thing. One goal. One room. And you know what? I love it. It feels like me. It feels like home. It feels like I want to do another room. I have waited for this feeling for weeks. And today it happened.
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