With decluttering being my challenge for August and having to allow myself time to recover from my operation I am finding my decluttering being restricted to the small stuff. But even the small stuff needs to be decluttered. But for the next week I am going to Attack My Nemesis in decluttering. What is my decluttering Nemesis? It's all my craft stuff. My creative journey started when I was at school with sewing my own clothes and as I gained more confidence and knowledge, I wanted to learn and experience more and that it was where it all started. I soon moved onto knitting, leathercraft, folk art, decoupage, patchwork, quilting, porcelain doll making, photography, scrapbooking, jewellery making and lots of various small crafts. So now at 59 years old my crafts have given me heaps of love, joy and pride but unfortunately they have also given me some stress. Me being me I am always looking forward to trying something new which leads to having quite a few "UFO's" (unfinished objects), lots of things I want to make and lots of supplies. I am finding that all this stuff is stopping me from moving forward and doing anything as I get anxious about wanting to do new stuff but feeling guilty about the UFO's. I have attempted this decluttering project many times but find it very difficult and give up way before completion. So my challenge for next week is not to get rid of all my past craft joys but to have them in some sort of order, donate what no longer serves me and allow room to actually decide what I want to do next and do it. So now onto the job of Attacking My Nemesis!! Wish me Luck.
Monday, August 6, 2012
This recuperating and not driving is starting to get to me, so I was very happy when my daughter phoned me this morning to see if I would like to go to the pool with her and my beautiful granddaughter Clare. Oh yes, I jumped at the chance, even though I am not allowed in the pool as yet at least I was out and about. I was so proud of my girls. Rachel is such a great capable Mum and Clare is just to cute. Now that she is walking it is full on as she tries to explore everything. She really loved the water. Rachel has recently enrolled her in baby swimming lessons, which is a top priority living in Australia.
My message from my Medicine Wheel for August is "Voyage". We are all on a voyage from the second we are born to the moment of our last breath. Sometimes our voyage throws some challenges into our path and sometimes we float along without a care in the world. Every week our voyage will be different - this week my voyage is to know and feel that all my needs are being met above and beyond my greatest expectations. No matter what my life is throwing at me I am so grateful of every second of it, because the alternative of not being on my voyage is not very appealing to me. I wish you all the very best voyage you can possibly have.