Priorities are always a struggle for me. Personal relationship ones are easy. I tend to love spending time with and doing things for the people in my life.
When it comes to life and work and chores and all of that? Everything tends to either be a top priority or discarded until it becomes an emergency.
I love writing lists. I’ve written about that before. My daily to-do list is pretty set for me with things scheduled on the same day each week. I get most of it done and I’m pretty good at staying on track with that.
When we start talking about the more unusual things, that is when I start having problems. This time of year, after the decorations are put away and I can see what new has come into the house and all, I start going on a MUST DECLUTTER THE ENTIRE HOUSE TODAY streak. Everything seems like it is too much stuff and not organized and never going to get that way.
It started this past weekend. Snake helped me put everything from Christmas away on Saturday and we were super efficient. And instead of just being content that there was so much less clutter than there had been for the past month, my brain had to go to all of the things that need to be cleaned out. So, he poured me some wine and we watched some TV and we enjoyed the calm.
So, priorities this year? Getting work done on our backyard project. It won’t be finished, but he drew up plans for the first part. And we can get that part done before it is too hot here to work outside. We know this is a multi-year project both with time and money and each piece makes us enjoy our place so much more.
Continuing to get rid of stuff that we don’t need. We are both horrible at this. The “what if I get rid of this and need it” gene is strong with both of us. We are getting better because we see how much better we feel when we don’t have to wade through 15 pairs of jeans to find the two that actually fit. We both lost over 50 pounds in the past couple of years and are getting rid of the way too big clothes.
On the site, we are still trying to do a post a day. I’m sure that we’ll miss a few days, but we started this last year and we both love the writing and the memes and the interaction with everyone. And, we’ve learned that when we miss a day, the world does not stop spinning.
And life? To remember who is important, what is important, love lots, play lots, dance, explore, smile and laugh…