I am letting stuff go...I promise.

I have decided to stop over planning my life. As some of you know, I was with Franklin Covey for years. I organized, I planned. I taught others how to. I charged a lot of money for that little service. I was very good at it. But, I'm letting it go.

Now, some things need to be planned- my son has swim lessons, we have to get him out of the house and in school (and that involves a drive of no less than 25 minutes when there is no ice or snow) I still have to cook for the family, do laundry, dishes, keep things clean. I plan on doing more volunteer work this year. BUT- I am not going to stress out over this. I am not going to over plan my life so I can't just drop stuff to have fun with my son or husband. I WILL accept last minute dinner plans like we did this past weekend.

It's a struggle. Internally, I have a voice telling me that I have to do the dishes. I have to do the laundry. I shouldn't go out because my dining room isn't clean.  I CAN NOT live in a dirty or messy house. But, I don't want to be tied down to my house either.

This year has been a year of changes.  My baby isn't a baby anymore. He's 7 and going into 2nd grade on Tuesday. He needs more responsibility and me to let go a bit. I have lost enough weight to go down two sizes. I can't tell you the pounds, because I don't care enough to weigh myself. I just did some simple cut backs and basically am eating less. The same stuff, just less of it. It's working.  The Mr. and I are getting along much better this year than probably in the past 5.

I'm just trying to find a balance- like everyone else in the world. That's what I'm working on this year- working on my family and myself and not how often my laundry is done.

This is my favorite song right now. I'm going to play it and dance with my son.

Have a happy day.


Anne At Large said...

Good luck with this! It can be hard to change like this, I am a big planner and Matt is very spontaneous, and it took me a while to realize I can do the dishes later but we should go enjoy life now. It sounds like things are going well so I hope that continues!

Colleen said...

re: your comment on my blog about clothing for in-between sizes-
Try wrap dresses and/or wrap skirts which can span a couple of sizes and give you flexibility as you lose weight.

scb said...

This is great. All the best in learning to "wing it"... cherish the moments.