Saturday, December 1, 2012

We all need time to recharge

So I've been away from the blog for a few days, taking some time to catch my breath and gather my thoughts. I know that life is going to get hectic over the next month with Christmas and the various holiday events. I felt the need to declutter and reorganize my life.

Not just the physical aspects of my life, but the mental too. I needed to recharge. So many changes occurred this year, for me and for Dylan. We started a journey that was only a dream for so long and now it is becoming a reality. I needed to slow down a little and get my focus back. Focus on what was important.

I started by tackling that shelf in the closet. You know the one where everything that doesn't have a home gets put ... we all have one. Then I spent about an hour cleaning up the files in my computer. Did I really need that word document from 2005? No, I didn't think so either. To the recycle bin it went. Next it was on to social media. My twitter feed was so out of control, filled with hashtags and sponsored posts that I really have no desire to see. Away they went and I created lists - oh, how I love twitter lists.

I spent time going through the past 4 months of photographs - organizing, editing, and uploading favorites to Flickr. And of course the whole time I was doing this I was watching Christmas movies on the Hallmark channel. Well, when I started looking at pictures and had Christmas movies in the background, I had a brilliant idea to design our Christmas card. I spent more time than I had planned doing this, but I am so happy with the results.

Although these things may seem like nothing to you, they were everything to me. Sometimes those little things that we don't think are important really are. Why? Because those little things that we keep putting off begin to cloud what really is important. So now that I am recharged, it is time to start decorating the house for Christmas and get back to writing about what I love.

Life can get hectic during the holidays, so make sure you take time to slow down, recharge, and enjoy the little things life has to offer.

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