Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Two Things I Needed to Get My Life Back on Track

 
For many reasons the past 6-8 months have been hard. I won't go into specifics, but I will say that there are certain areas of my life that have fallen to the wayside. It is time to get to work and accomplish some things.
 
These past few months I have found it incredibly hard to open up my Bible or read any devotional materials. This I am quite ashamed about, but truly want to rectify. It is so hard to find something to read that will be meaningful or will apply to particular struggles I am going through. I have visited three libraries in the past two weeks and finally found a devotional to start that hopefully will hit the spot spiritually for me. This author is completely new to me - so in other words hoping she is not off the mark with certain doctrinal issues. I'm just taking the plunge and seeing where it leads me.

 
The next area of my life that needs major overhaul is my house. I have let it go. I ran across this book yesterday at the Spout Springs library and thought I would give it a try. I'm a list maker and checker. That's how I get stuff done. This book lays out a one year plan to organize your life from your closets to your finances. It is a week by week guide. I'm sure some areas of the book won't apply to me where others are desperately needed. If I like the book well enough - it will be purchased to refer back to more and more as the year progresses.
 
Summer is the perfect time for me to catch up on these much neglected items of my life. No real school. No Cooperative. No tutoring students. Plus Grace will be starting a job next week and four volleyball practices a week in July. This gives me even more time to myself to concentrate on such endeavors.
 
I also have a few other areas in my life (as well as the rest of the family) that need to be addressed. We will cover those next week in another post. Wish me luck - I'm going in!

4 comments:

Nicole T said...

You will be blessed by Priscilla Shirer. I recently had my mom come over and help me purge and reorganize. I still have areas to cover (like the dreary basement), but it's amazing how much more free I feel with the clutter and unnecessaries gone! You can do it, Diane! You have been giving so much to so many others, it's time to do some things for yourself!

Homeschool Mom said...

This looks like a post I could have written. My heart and home are desperately in need of cleaning and organizing. Sounds like you're off to a good start.

Jessica said...

Please let us know how the organizing book is. I am in desperate need of help!

Shannon Escobar said...

I love your openness about your struggles--your blog is inspiring!