Monday, August 29, 2016

Then and Now

It's the last Monday in August. The whole month has dissolved into a blur of activity. It was wonderful! I'm not ready for September and the responsibility that comes with it. I mean I get why January 1st is the first official day of the year...but September always feels like a beginning to me. It's about getting back into routine and setting goals and the advent of pumpkin spiced everything.

I do love pumpkin.

Right now I'm sipping my morning tea and munching on toast topped with hummus, avocado and tomato and pondering what I should do first this morning. Then I went on Facebook.

I should have a list. I have good intentions. There's a pen and pad handy. When I'm really in the groove I'm bullet journaling. I wish I was one of those uber organized people. My father-in-law makes a list every morning.
I haven't written one single word or edited one single sentence in August. My office is empty. I'm testing the paint colours on the walls today. I've ordered a new desk and this week I'm going out to check out a buffet that once belonged to my grandmother. It will make a great addition to my office once it's painted. New curtains and new storage organizer for the closet and the transition will be complete. 

Over the years my office has really become the catch-all room. Full of things I didn't know how to let go off. It was full of cast-off school supplies, craft supplies my kids had used. Projects they had made with eager fingers. Pictures on the wall and in frames of when they were little. 

Trouble is they aren't little anymore. We're getting ready to celebrate my daughter's twentieth birthday tomorrow. My son got engaged to be married a couple of weeks ago. It is past time to keep a couple little reminders and let the rest of the stuff go. To fill it with things that represent where my family is now. 

Also last week I realized my heroine and I are kind of in the same boat. There are things she needs to let go of in order to move on. And now that I've made the connection that should have been obvious, I'll be able to write the end.

Have a wonderful Monday, Killer Chicks! What's on your agenda for today?


1 comment:

B.E. Sanderson said...

Heh, I used to keep all the little things, too. Then we moved. A lot. It called for some serious paring down of my hoard.

I can't wait to see pics of your office when it's finished! A fresh, new space for you to create worlds in. Yay!

My agenda yesterday included shopping and fishing. Then I vegged. Today is for re-writing.