Do you ever get sick of doing projects? I do, or did about 2 years ago. While I was sitting in my home thinking about the “projects” that needed to be done in my home and in my life I used up all my energy sitting and thinking. When it came time for me to actually do something about it, I was too tired. Sounds like a vicious circle doesn’t it?
The beginning of the summer sparked the official “Julie get off your ass” season and I am happy to tell you progress is being made. My son will be entering middle school next year and we decided it was time to redo his room. The toy box with the song Row, Row, Row, your boat on it had to go. His collection of bunnies was well out grown, and the legos are collecting dust.
All his belonging had been moved to my dining room so we could paint. My son and I decided that only his favorite things would go back into his room. We sat in the middle of the mess and went through each item, toss, donate, and store. I gave him three trash bags and proceeded to pick up one thing at a time and he was amazing! For a kid who is so sensitive and emotionally attached to objects, he was ready to clear out! His quick decisions and our project of painting sparked the flame we needed to tackle other jobs in the house. We could not have accomplished the decluttering project unless he was ready to let go of some of those belongings.
Unless we are ready to “let go” we just are not ready yet. Its hard to wait sometimes when you’re standing at the edge and your mind is screaming “Okay Now!….Now!” but your legs just won’t let you jump. Jumping will only happen when we are ready to let go. Just like my son with his room. Just like me with other life decisions I need to make. Its time, get rid of the stuff and jump.