I am never five minutes into stripping the clutter from my life before I start running into the clutter that is my life. ~Robert Brault
i have a special trick. you ready?
it’s called ‘busyness’. because if i am stressed out about something or if something is bothering me that i don’t want to think about….i can make myself so busy that in the words of my mom, ‘i am meeting myself coming and going.’
this is where i was a couple of months after kelsey went to college.
what what bothering me? well to put it simply…i missed my girl. i missed seeing her at the bar in the kitchen after school and the dinner table at night. i missed her tagging along with me running errands. i missed singing harmony with her to country music radio. i mean the list could go on and on.
but in addition to that, what i was also missing was the focus that having her at home gave to my day. i felt like i just walked around in circles with no clear direction. with her away i felt aimless and unproductive.
hello empty nest.
for me the antidote for ‘busy’ is to force myself to slow down. quiet my life and quiet my mind. get rid of the clutter – literally and figuratively. reconnect with my home and family. find my gratitude.
so that’s what i did. and although it wasn’t exactly a quick fix for the emptiness of my nest, getting rid of all that clutter created some much needed space for all the good things yet to come.
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