Has a television show ever had any kind of profound influence on your life? I’ve been streaming Suits on Netflix and last night we watched an episode where Harvey tells Mike to “get your shit together.” I instantly thought ok Harvey I will. And I’m going to.
Everyone has their own circumstances, and I definitely haven’t made some the best life choices (some of which caused me unnecessary drama and pain and hardship.) But I can’t let that past continue to keep me from my future. I’m also needing to get my shit together in all areas of my life. It seems like for the past few years if I’ve been able to get things together in one area, that all the other areas end up neglected and worse off than they were. I don’t know how I’m going to go about it, but I guess I will be doing a lot of trial and error and figuring things out as I go. You never know if something is going to work unless you try it.
One of the major areas I need to work on is decluttering. With 4 children you sure accumulate a lot of things. Especially when summer hits and they’ve brought all their stuff home from school. Papers and pictures and supplies have exploded everywhere.
I tackled a small, but always problematic, area in our kitchen first. Does everyone have one of these spots? An empty surface that just seems to be the dumping ground for everything when you walk in the door? Well we definitely did, and I finally had to take care of it. There were old bills, kids drawings, birthday cards, important documents that needed to be filed and report cards in the pile. Hopefully now that it’s all nice and clean it will stay that way. The pile really took over a lot of counter space and we don’t have a lot of that to begin with.