I’ve always said I like life a whole lot. Because it’s true. I have an amazing family, I have the most wonderful friends and I am abundantly blessed by Jesus.
I’ve always led a hectic life. The word ‘no’ has never been in my vocabulary. But even further than that – I thrive taking on new tasks. I love going on new adventures. I love meetings, boards, and spending time with people. I enjoy operating on a full schedule. I spring out of bed, conqueror the day without taking a break and crash into bed at night. Those people who have free time? I didn’t understand them. Not in the least.
Until recently when my day after day crazy hectic life came screeching to a halt and my schedule became WIDE open after moving to a new state and leaving the familiar behind.
With all this free time I was left to ponder, what do I WANT to do with my time? Not – what are you required to do this evening? Not – what obligations to someone or something do you have? But – what is it that you truly want to spend your time doing? As someone with a full plate, I’d never consider what I would do if I were handed free time. I finally had all the choice in the world, what would I spend my time doing?
And I had no idea. None. Zlich.
After a bit of soul-searching, I found that among my amazing and abundant blessings, there are a few areas in my life where I was less than blessed… Mainly domestic and mainly consisting of baking, cooking, cleaning… and organizing.
But here’s the beautiful thing about free time. When you have time, you can spend an hour making a meal. You can take the extra time to color coordinate your closet. You can spend 5 minutes a day wiping off the counters. And suddenly, you’re an organized person.
Do I still take my coat off and throw it over the chair in the dining room? Absolutely. Do I sometimes leave a pan in the sink overnight because I just simply don’t want to wash it? Of course.
Because life is a journey. Why jump from complete chaos into absolute perfection? That can’t be right. I want to enjoy every step of the journey. I want to learn to bake. I want to enjoy making food. I want to find the absolute best way to organize my socks.
And then I want to share it. All of it. With those that have less time. And for those that want to laugh at my missteps and my failures with me. Because even miles away from my home, I want to connect.
I can’t promise it’ll all be funny. I can’t promise every post will be worth it. But I can promise it’ll be a heck of a journey!