The purge is nearing completion. Or is it? I am teetering a fine line. Much has been done. Much is yet to be done. I am running out of steam. Instead of gaining momentum and things getting easier as I see progress, I am really getting down to the nitty gritty of harder decisions. The more difficult efforts that are the way they are, because I avoid them at all costs, in the first place. It was definitely harder to keep focused over a weekend while my family was home. Even though they graciously did everything possible to allow me to carry on with my mission, and in fact left the house several times which gave me quiet, peaceful moments to contemplate my next move, I still found myself with many more distractions.
But, instead of giving up when I felt myself becoming stuck in an area and standing around wondering where to go next, I stopped. Moved onto something else for a while that was fresh, and returned to the original task later on with a clearer perspective. This usually helped me to keep it moving.
My little reward for me has been enjoying some spicy fall oils in my aromatherapy diffuser. Today it is a few drops each of vanilla, sweet orange, cinnamon and nutmeg. Ahh! Smells wonderful and gives me comfort and energy to continue!
And, for now, the basement has a good start. My sister stopped for awhile and brought me some yummy dark chocolate pumpkins as a treat and told me how great my house looks. That was encouraging (thanks sis!) I guess maybe it does look a bit lighter and more spacious to someone who’s not in the throes of it. For me, I see all that still needs done, and the dirt and pet hair I am not bothering with in the midst of my decluttering efforts! But, that will all be taken care of in its own time. For now, letting go continues to be the most important part.
“…Those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”
Isaiah 40:31 NIV