Sunday, November 12, 2017

Dialing It In

It is late at night and I've just returned from drinking two glasses of wine at a friend's house.  I had many ideas for a post earlier tonight, but none of them can be written in under 15 minutes with the amount of mental capacity I have remaining.

It was a good day.  I slept in a bit; did important life maintenance tasks like dishes and laundry; purged a few cupboards in the kitchen; went to dinner and a play with my nieces; and then ended my day with friends.  I totally did not follow through on my plan to finish minimalizing the kitchen, but sometimes when a friend texts you with a photo of the bottle she is about to open, the right thing to do is leave the overflowing cupboard of Tupperware for tomorrow.

It is not always a linear process, but I feel as if I'm starting to settle into the next phase of my life.  Freed from the need to accommodate someone else, I am figuring out what I most want to do, and I am doing it.  And it feels right.

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  1. Sounds like you've got the moving on thing pretty well lined up. I have been finding that I also can't get everything done over a weekend that I think I can. It is sometimes more productive in the long run to be less productive in the short run. Down time is a good thing.

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    1. I always have huge plans for my weekends! I though I was being very careful to not overcommit this weekend by just making decluttering a priority, but even so I am trying to accomplish more than I reasonably can. I am trying now to focus on the fact that I've made major progress in my apartment and to not think about all the things I would have liked to have done but didn't have time to do.

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  2. I adore the fact that your friend invites you over by texting a photo of wine :D

    Tupperware can wait a while. Friend time is more important.

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    1. Texting a photo of wine is definitely a sign of a good friend.

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