|I'm a hot mess looking for a way out of this mess
I am a perfectionist through and through. But with that, I get discouraged very easily. Especially when it comes to my home. I have every intention of having my home in a neat and orderly fashion; however, I lose steam. Plain and simple as that. I get discouraged.
So, why on earth does someone who struggles with organization and simplification have a blog on that very subject? Because I know there are others out there like me who are looking for a way to get back their lives one piece of clutter at a time. This blog is about my journey getting there, and yes, some of my blog topics can become a bit...well...sidetracked.
I'm writing tonight's blog because I feel the need to come clean and let you know who I really am. I'm disorganized. I'm easily flustered. I cry every time I open my guest room door. I need help. And that is what birthed this blog: My inner and utmost desire to appear as if I really were born organized even if I'm a perfectionist who gets flustered at the word declutter.
Some of my blogs are genuine and others I feel are *forced*. The genuine blogs come when I really have an a-ha moment. The forced ones are when I'm fishing for a topic and am just not really feeling the one I've picked. In fact, I've noticed that my short snippets of advice and encouragement on my Living Simply Sassy Classy Facebook page get more attention than my actual blogs. Kind of depressing really. But I keep on pressing, because I know from the bottom of my heart that there is someone, maybe just one person out there who will learn or glean something from my ramblings.
I'm only holding out for kindred spirits who feel lost in a world of disorganization, but desire to be set free! Just like me! I'm getting there. I actually am trying to become a SME (subject matter expert) on the subject of decluttering and simplification. I know it can be done.
So, how does someone who gets so sidetracked by life itself get their home to look as if someone born organized lives there? It's not easy...yet it is. I do it in 15 minute spurts. Even if it one 15 minute spurt a day. I follow Flylady's daily flight plan...not always to a "T", but I make every attempt. So far, I feel that I can have friends drop by at any given moment and not feel embarrassed to let them in the door.
I've had help. I've already mentioned the Flylady. And, my last blog was on accountability partners (especially mine). My favorite website is Better Homes and Gardens for inspiration. And I read the Becoming Minimalist blog as often as I can. Life can become easier. I know it can. I'm still waiting for it to be a cake walk, but for now, I'm hiding my skeletons in my guest room closet.
So, if you are willing to take on this adventure with me, I'd be more than happy to not go at it alone. I'd love to hear from you about your success stories (might even post a few on here to show others it can be done). I'd love to hear about what you are doing right. Okay, I will just come out and say it...I'd just love to hear from you. Feedback is always a welcome part of this project.