My goodness, time flies by so quickly. February was always a special time when I was growing up. My parents got married on Valentine’s Day. They had an amazing marriage. They established so many fun traditions throughout the year. They had been married for 54 years when my dad died. They were in love, every minute. My mom lived on for 10 more years. My family home was filled with laughter, conversation, debate, and love. I like to think I continued those traditions.
I cannot really take credit for my outlook and my insistence on believing in people and trying with all my heart to be caring. I was surrounded by parents, grandparents,aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends who lived that way. Oh yes, sometimes I fall very short. When does that happen? Typically if some loved ones need ALL of my time and attention, that is where I spend my time and my heart. While that is necessary and even good, that then means other duties and other people don’t get my time and attention. However, I am very clear on my priorities. You see, It is a fallacy that we can be there fully for EVERYONE all of the time. Seriously, no one can do that. I have been thinking about that a lot. I have reached the stage where tasks that have been neglected MUST get done. I can only procrastinate some tasks for just so long.
What do I need to do? I need to declutter, especially go through about a dozen very large boxes of photos, mementos, photo albums, and files from my parent’s home. This is going to involve organizing them, scanning them to the cloud (which I need to learn how to do), organize them in the cloud, get them distributed/shared with the applicable family members, etc. This task is overwhelming me because I don’t know what I am doing!!
More on the decluttering mission: I need to go through so many books, knick-knacks, clothes, etc and downsize. Downsizing my own things is fairly painless. The things belonging to husband and son? Well, it is a process.
Besides all this decluttering, I have 2 businesses that I need to work on! I have neglected them due to my time and attention being spent on family appointments and the like.
What is the solution? You guessed it, just start. Every little bit makes a difference. So today, I have a question! I need feedback, ok?
So today, I have questions. I can help you with any of the following. Let me know if: you are a homeschooler and are searching for math or GED books; you know someone in search of a wedding gown with a modest neckline and a veil; you know someone who likes coffee mugs that are either funny or inspirational; or you know someone who hates wearing uncomfortable underwire bras but wants support and lift. Let me know if you have had experience scanning and uploading thousands of photos! I Need feedback! firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for reading. Sending you February love. Have a lovely day.