Friday, June 1, 2012

A Woman on a Mission






I got up at 5am this morning which is early for me. The sky was a bright pink colour. Have you heard the saying: "A pink sky in the morning is a shepherds warning." Also "A pink sky at night is a shepherds delight." We have big rains forecast in the next few days. We could do with some more rain so I am pleased.

Looking down the back paddock was Milo the pony. She was in the chook yard. Very naughty. She had broken the fence overnight and had snuck in. I think the photo is blurry because it was still dark when I took it.

I had my first breakfast for the day and gave myself time to wake up.

7am I called my Health Coach. As part of my course we have to have phone or Skype sessions with a Health Coach who is assigned to us by IIN. My Health Coach is in the USA and she is lovely. We chatted for 1 hour which is the requirement. During this chat I talked to Deirdre about some new goals I want to focus on......... the main one being to declutter our home. We have lived in this home for eight years now and the clutter is beginning to accumulate. It is beginning to cause stress for me. So the only thing a wise woman can do is to get stuck into it and get stuck into it I have. I have begun in the book/study area, well that is what it is becoming anyway. We did have a bookcase against the wall and surrounding the bookcase was clutter. Clutter that I had collected from other areas in our home, other areas that I had decluttered. Now however, it's time to get serious. I have moved the bookcase to the side of the area. I am going through everything that was in the area and REMOVING things from our home. Before the day is over I am going to get the things that need to go and I'm putting them in the car. Then when I have finished they will be taken elsewhere. Then the room is going to be cleaned and then painted. I am thinking at the moment about how I want the area to look and what I want in it.

So, I had better get back to it. I AM going to finish going through the books today and then what we don't need are going to be taken to the town library tomorrow morning. That way I can't change my mind. I have taken some before photos and will take some after photos when I'm done. I can't put the before photos on my blog until I'm finished, it is too depressing. I'll do a before and after post when I'm done. Please send some great decluttering vibes my way, I need all the help I can get.

Hope you are having a lovely Friday.
Thanks for reading.
Love Julie xxoo




8 comments:

  1. I adore watching and photographing the sky - and a pink sky is so beautiful! Love the images. And I would very much love a health coach too! Inspired by your motivation and decluttering Julie! Thank you! x

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    1. I too love watching the sky. I often take photos of it too.
      Thank you for your lovely comments Elisa. xxoo

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  2. That is such a pretty sunrise Julie and worth the early wake up call to see it. I hope your decluttering has gone well today I always feel lighter and refreshed after a good sort through of things. I look forward to your transformations photos soon. Have a wonderful weekend. x

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    1. Yes, the decluttering went well today thanks Catherine. I still have a bit to go, but I'm working on it. Hope you have a great weekend too. xxoo

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  3. Stunning photos! We are in for a whole weekend of rain too and it is very welcome, we need it.

    Good luck today! And don't forget to enjoy the process, I know that sounds silly, but enjoying it makes it a little more fun and a lot less daunting.

    Have a lovely weekend Julie.

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    1. Thank you Kim and you too. xxoo

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  4. Hope decluttering is going well.

    For me, it is a tough job to start but once I hit my groove I can actually feel the energy flowing. And to be very honest, I have not once regretted anything I have let go.

    Celebrate your progress Julie. That makes it fun as well.

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    1. Thank you Elizabeth. I actually enjoyed it more than I thought I would and it felt really good dropping off three boxes of books to the library this morning. xxoo

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