Since the week before, I have been doing my best to be positive, calm and a little more forgiving in my ways. Last week, I shared how I have been feeling lately (for too long actually); but that I was ready to reclaim myself. This isn’t going to be an instantaneous transformation nor will it be miraculous (I don’t think). I am hoping the growth and change will happen gently and subtly.
I am anti-social by nature. I can be completely silent for days. My dream vacation is to be holed up in a cabin with a fire for weeks by myself with a stack of books and a laptop (so I can play MahJongg online). That’s it. That’s my ideal. Boring, I know. But it’s my ideal, not yours, we are discussing here. But, I happen to live with a very gregarious Husband and two special needs kiddos who can barely stay quiet while they sleep, let alone when they are awake. And to make matters worse, we live in a tiny house that doesn’t afford any privacy to anyone.
It was after I posted last week about my project me, that I discovered a post from a writer & site I visit often. The site is Inspired To Action and the writer (they have 10 all together) is Kat. She shared how she created her space (her cave) out of a corner of her walk in closet (she included pictures). I thought it was a great idea! But I don’t have a walk in closet. I barely have a bathroom to myself. And even if I did have a space to shut myself away in, I couldn’t. I have two special needs kiddos, one of whom will run if I am not on watch (see my post on 11 Cop Cars & A Bottle of Jack). So with that in mind, I began to look around for what I could do.
So after looking around, I decided on a corner of our main room. It has an old fashioned secretary and I have a large chair that I can easily pull up to it. It’s perfect for reading, writing, meditating and thinking. That is, so long as the children are occupied elsewhere. So I will have to pick my meaningful moments.
At least it’s a start.
Now I must commit to making use of the space. They say it takes 30 days of consistently doing something in order for it to become a habit. That definitely goes along with my slow moving approach to this endeavor.
May you find a peaceful spot for yourself and may it bring untold blessings!
Stay safe & Stay Informed!
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