Take Time Away and Clean Your Closet
As the Summer is nearing its end, I took a peaceful four days (too short, probably) back home to Iowa to see my family and friends.
Iowa corn we grilled with a fresh basil and garlic schmear
Whatever your “place” is, go there. Make sure to.
I forgot how much of a reset four days at home, unwinding with my family and boyfriend, could do. We mostly unplugged, we slept 9 hours every night, cooked fresh food from my mom’s garden, laughed, we drank cold white wine out in the hot sunshine on the deck overlooking the lake, read for hours and walked the lake path around my house together. The heart connection was stirred and tied.
It’s really simple isn’t it? Even a short time can help us reevaluate and take some time away from our everyday busy schedules. This wasn’t a glamorous trip to Aspen or away to the beach (love those ones too) but it was necessary for the psyche especially because to me, family is everything.
My point is, it doesn’t have to be expensive. Maybe it means camping an hour away or just a day trip. Just take time away.
Clean Your Closet:
Another story to share, my cousin just moved here and moved in with me. We’re the only girl Boyle’s and close as can be. We never thought we would live in the same city, and now here we are.
For some reason she loves unpacking, packing and arranging things. She got giddy when I mentioned I needed to clean out my messy and overflowing closet of clothes.
“Umm…okay?” I said in confusion.
She sat with me for two hours, helping me evaluate what I don’t wear, what I don’t need and what I absoultely love. The result was five big bags filled with clothes.
Ugh, I know.
I’m donating and also selling to consignment.
It feels really good. My closet is organized and clean. Everything is in place.
Those are my two stories to share. What have you done recently that you’re proud of or have made your day?