When I sat down a few days ago to actually start the purging process, I was shocked I had 7,952 unread emails. Talk about a lot of junk.
So I'm going to push myself this next year. I chose 20 books that I have purchased, been given, or heard about and just want to read to read in 2020 (with 3 bonus books... you know in case I find more spare time). And I invite you to join me. Push yourself to read anything and everything. I put no stipulations on what book or topics you have to read other that your goal has to be at least 5 books. You can't start the books on your list before January 1, 2020 and you have to finish by December 31, 2020.
It started nearly 10 years ago when I was researching something (I can't remember what any more) and I came across a bunch of articles about the chemicals in commercial soaps and how it can be made at home just as effectively.
Yesterday I started to tackle our office. This room not only acts as an office, but is a catch all room. If we don't know where to put something or don't have time to put things away they get tossed in this small room to be dealt with when the room gets overwhelmingly crowded and I decide it's time to do something about it. I gathered up all the loose papers, old mail and pulled out the filing cabinet and started sorting months of important papers, tossing the junk mail and creating a pile of things that need my attention.
Remembering all this reminds me of the wonderful life Lily had and how blessed I was that I got to experience it with her. She was with me for every up and down in my life for nearly 9 years, even though I have a lot of people in my corner, she knew just as much about me as all of them.
In the past 10 years, being neighborly has changed, while I know I have cut myself off from getting too close to anyone, it is an epidemic. People can tell you more about Google and the news from far away lands, but can't tell you the names of the people who live right next door.
This is a brief story about how when you are too close to something it's hard to see the truth about it.
Do you have a time of year where it seems like there's just not enough time or you just can't get it all together?
Today I would like to talk about a very personal struggle I have had in my adulthood. While I actually find that most conversations around this topic are deep and meaningful, there is also a stigma about it and I am cautious to bring it up. Ian and I have suffered multiple miscarriages. It is hard and sad and I am not looking for pity, but am wanting to open the conversation up for those going through similar pain.
Even when things may not be perfect or go as planned, every moment is the perfect time to make a memory.