Clear those counters.
Pick up those items.
Give away stuff.
Pitch that clutter.
Step down from leadership.
The last example is the newest in the ever expanding theme.
When do you feel that your stuff and your life's activities
comfortably equals the space and the time given to you?
Over the last few years I have focused on the obvious! Make my environment less cluttered. As I look around my kitchen I have a long way to go. It is hard to wrap my mind around what life would be like right now if I held on to everything I discarded over the last 4 years. Flashes of The Hoarders - a TV show about folks who can't let go of anything - pops into my mind. The "de-clutter bug" is starting to eat away at me again. I can feel another purge coming on soon.
Today I am focusing on the less obvious.
Time and guilt.
Today I will be telling my Knitting Group that I am stepping down as their coordinator and handing over that role to another member. This group holds a special place in my heart. They are fun, interesting, non-judgemental, supportive, creative (big time creative) and welcoming. They supported me through my most difficult days in caring for my mom. My hope is that today ... after I tell them this news, they will be happy for me.
This change will allow me the flexibility to "drop in" as a fellow participant rather than be the linch pin that connects everyone. I've missed too many meetings this spring - time continues to be a commodity in short supply. I need to make room in my life to participate in this wonderful group - without the guilt that comes when I miss meetings.
They are wonderful people. They will understand!