January 16, 2013

Project Simplification - Getting the mojo back

Hi Everyone!

Before I delve into my project simplification, I have baby news! Dustin and I visited our midwives clinic this morning for our 14 week appointment! We got to hear the babies heartbeat again (it was 150 bpm!). It was really cool, she found it perfectly just resting it on my tummy and then it went away! Baby went and hid behind one of my veins, so when we found it again you could hear both of our heartbeats at the same time. She said that baby is very wiggly, we heard some of it's movement over the doppler! We also got orders in for the 20 week ultrasound...only 6 weeks left til we know if we're on team blue or pink!

With my hectic schedule last fall, I kind of failed at my goal of having project simplification on the blog! I'm intending to bring it back now that I've reached the "honeymoon stage" of my pregnancy! Today I'm feeling much better from my weekend ailment, and yesterday afternoon I even found an energy spurt! I had found some inspiration to start a new design and was fed up when I was having a hard time finding yarn for my project.

That inspired me to do this:

I started emptying boxes! This box was one of the hardest for me to unload because it was filled with things from drawers in my old bedroom. Most of it was VERY unorganized jewelry. I threw a lot away, and sorted a big pile to donate. I still need to go through another time or two to donate more...but a lot of this jewelry belonged to my grandmother who passed away almost two years ago. It's very hard for me to let go of things like that.

But one box lead to another and I successfully finished emptying 3 boxes! The mess in that room is definitely going to get worse before it gets better, but I feel really good that I've been able to start attacking it. Someday in the near future I hope to have a home for everything that I decide to keep.

Please send me some love and support as I go through this process. Learning that things are only things is becoming a very real sentiment to me, yet I struggle with being able to let go. I know there is a lot that I need to be able to let go of...and I know that I will feel a whole lot better putting those things to better use through donation or some other sort of re-homeing process!

Happy Crocheting today! It's a gloomy day here today. I'm currently sitting at starbucks enjoying some vanilla blonde coffee and I'm ready to start crocheting...now!


1 Comments, Leave a Comment:

Chelsea - I have been going through my mother's things and I'm going through learning that things are just things - again - as well. If you think about it, even if you do re-home something that has sentimental value it doesn't take away the senitment or the memories. You can't give those away!

Best of luck in your unpacking. May be both make the journey peacefully. And with a smile in our hearts.

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