I want to take this opportunity to wish you all a happy and holy 2009.
Though i may be challenged by life in 2009, i have to say that i’m more than happy in some ways, to see the back of 2008 and to embrace new beginnings.
This year i won’t be making any new years resolutions, but i am going to be making some ‘new life’ resolutions.
One way i hope to change my life is in the way that i utilise my time.
Time is an important factor to be aware of. We’re so often looking at our watches or clocks aren’t we? Rushing around from one place or appointment to another place or appointment… or doing the school run and then going off to college, working in the home, working outside the home or working in a voluntary capacity.And that’s before we get started on the cooking, the cleaning, the grocery shopping, the washing and ironing etc. So much to do, so little time…or so it seems.
And yet ironically, time seems to catch up with me all of a sudden and it dawns on me that i am not being a good steward of my time and whole weeks and months can pass me by and leave me feeling regret that i never truly embraced what or whom, was important to me, but just trundled along filling my time or wasting my time but often never appreciating that there isn’t an infinate amount of it.
Another way in which i hope to make a new life resolution is in living a less cluttered life. I don’t know about you but there is all sorts of clutter in my life, in my home, in my car, in my relationships, in my head etc.
Small baby steps are all i’m taking, but i believe it is better to take small steps in the right direction than leaps and bounds in the wrong direction.
I want to live a more simplified life and the new direction i want to take the blog isn’t in any way intending to diminish family posts or faith based posts, but it’s something i want to incorporate into the blog because its important to me to have somewhere to share my ideas and other information. I did think about starting up another blog but every time i’ve done that in the past i’ve found i’d bitten off far more than i could chew. Regular blogging on one blog for years and years is a demanding and difficult enough thing to do, let alone someone as undisciplined as me trying to spread my ample self too thinly.
Anyway, who knows, you might find such posts on caring for the home, economising, recipes etc helpful or interesting and you might want to contribute a comment here and there and share your thoughts or your own ideas and ways of doing things and it’s easier for me to post here than elsewhere. Alternatively you might find the whole thing thoroughly boring in which case you always have the option of discontinuing reading, of course. But either way, I have a whole catalogue of short draft posts i have already begun writing, to share with you over the coming weeks and months so i sure hope you’ll stick around.
I have a long way to go before my life is as simplified a life as i would like it to be, but I want to live a life of caring about what really matters, not caring about what truly doesn’t or shouldn’t matter to me…so here is where i say enough is enough. So stop the clutter/worry bus, because i want to get off …