Here we are again, trying to get over Wednesday and make it to the end of the week.
I really like that word "chaos". Five little letters when placed together make a really BIG word.
While on my walk today... yes I said " walk" . I now walk rather than run as of late because I've been truly listening to my body. My body loves yoga, it thrives in barre class and she loves long walks. I've found when I run, my body just is screaming at me to stop. So I now walk longer than I used to run. It takes more time but I try and take that time to sort out my thoughts and what is going on in my little world. On my 3 mile walk, I was thinking about the pantry project that I am about to start.
Sigh... I loathe transformation projects. After finishing The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, I am on a mission to sort and purge and only surround myself with the things I love. I've already gone through the "clothes" portion of the process and two months later it is still completely organized and so very beautifully simplified.
I'm going to dedicate a whole blog post to this book when I complete the entire house.
Warning....You may be waiting a long time people.
I have a yard sale penned in for next month, this way I have a deadline that I have to kind of stick to. I have three weeks to organize and purge this entire house. Doable right?
The pantry is the next spot I am tackling. This huge room is brimming with boxes and household goods that I never use. Everyone hates the pantry, thinks its haunted and wants nothing to do with it. I'm pretty much on my own with this room. Seeing that it is directly off of my studio , I would really like to move more art supplies in there and such. I'm also going to give it new paint and make it beautiful. The ghost seems to like me so I have no problem in the pantry.
I know what you are thinking right now. Where is this going?
Picturing myself emptying that entire room into another room brought the word "chaos" to my mind.
Transformation means dealing with the chaos in order to get to the new better version.
I bet 99% of the time after putting hard work into a room makeover you are ecstatic with the results and you wonder why you procrastinated for so long.
When selling a house you clean, purge and make everything new again. You wonder why you didn't do this earlier so you could've enjoyed what your house had to offer sooner.
This made me think of the chaos that we deal with in our personal lives. Sometimes when hit with a taxing obstacle, we want to just hide from it or push it aside. If you shove bills in the trash can they still need to be paid. Hiding and dodging can only get you to so far.
Sometimes we need to embrace the chaos with full knowledge that the transformation at the other end is going to be so darn worth it! Tackle the chaos head on. Sort through the issues, figure out ways to organize and simplify the problem so that it is completed and new and healthy for you. Whether they are relationships or things you need to change about yourself. You can do it just by letting yourself enter the storm.
On a side note, if anyone knows any stories from the past owners about the ghost that resides in our house (mainly the pantry) I'd be curious to have some insight about it. Sometimes its peaceful sometimes its not. Sage helps.