I have been attending a bible study luncheon at my church on Tuesdays and it has been very enlightening!
Devi teaches about The Home Experience. I have learned a lot about myself and I have only attended three sessions. She goes in depth about how to take care of our families and our house while doing all the “other” things we have to do. It really boils down to prioritizing and just getting it done.
This week she talks about the also principle. Which basically is just going the extra mile. She talked about driving around in a $30,000 trash can on wheels for example. Why can’t we just take the stuff out of the car every time we get out? Well because we may be juggling groceries and hurrying to make supper and whatever else there is to do when you get home. But the trash and bags and what have you will still be in the car the next time you get in there. Not to mention the fact that now you may have double the amount from this trip. Just take the two or three minutes and take the trash out each time, so you don’t get overwhelmed with it at the end of the week! Well I have to say my car is a trash can on wheels at times, because I am in the car for more than an hour a day to and from work, but the principle makes perfect sense, because when I do have a spare minute to clean my car it takes me half the day!
Devi recommends applying this principle to every part of your life and I agree, however I am taking it one step at a time. If I tried to get all the undone projects done in one day I would not sleep. So I am working on my car and my bathroom. I am trying to contain the trash to one spot and taking my books and bags out everyday when I get home. This isn’t always the case, but I am trying. I am also keeping my bathroom very tidy. I clean off the vanity in the morning and wipe all of the excess toothpaste and water splashes from the sink and make sure the floor is picked up. Before I would have clothes and towels on the floor and water all over the place. But I have to tell you since I have been tidying up it is so much more pleasant to walk into!
I hope to keep applying the principle to each room and project, but as my friend Mary just said the other night, “Rome was not built in a day”. So I guess I am on my way.
Today is my last full day of work for over a week! I am so excited to be off from my “real” job and hope to have time to focus on my “fun” job! I have a lot of work to do on my Lizzie and Harry story including a suitable finish. I am so thankful to have people who are willing to help me along the way with editing. I am not an editor! I just like to tell the story. Christian Writers online has been such a life saver for me. I am very shy about sharing my pieces, but everyone on there has been such a blessing to me and my writing!
With the numerous re-writes I have done to part 1 of my great American love story I wonder if I will ever finish it!
No one ever says to you when you aspire to be a writer that it is going to be a series of writes and re-writes and more re-writes. The movies and books I have read about authors all paint it as easy as sitting in front of a window with a view and having it all pour out of them right into a best seller – HA! Not so much!
It’s hard work! Of course it’s hard work that I love and had no idea I would love. I have always known since I was a little girl that I wanted to tell my stories in the written form, but editing and trying to make them better were always so much of a bother to me. Now that I really have something of substance to work with it’s actually kind of fun! And I have to give my friends at CW props, because they are helping me through this step by step.
Just as so many other times in my life I thought I knew everything, I realize now how very little I know:) Just part of growing up I guess. Being 32 I thought I was grown, but apparently I have a lot to learn yet! Be patient my name will be in enormous block letters at the top of a best selling novel yet! One can dream anyway:)
It seems like it is catch-up week for me. I have been away to long! My CW friends probably think I have left the planet, but they probably thought that before:)
I caught up with a couple of people on Face Book the other day, so hopefully that will suffice! Now for my blog and my CW comrades.
It has been crazy busy at my “real” job lately, so I have been coming home and falling into my sofa, or davenport, as my grandma used to call it.
I bet she never once fell into her sofa after a long day. That woman had the energy of that pink bunny! Right up until her body started to fail her she would be fluffing and preparing the entire time you were sitting and enjoying her home made goodies!
What a woman to look up to! I love you grandma and I miss you terribly!