What a wonderful feeling it is to get to the end of a week and feel that life is going pretty well indeed. Perhaps it's the fact that I've woken up to blue sky and sunshine this morning for the first time for quite a while that is helping me to feel like this too. But I also know that life is feeling great right now and it's been helping me to get lots of things done that I've been putting off for ages, and make decisions about things that I've been trying to avoid thinking about.
When things come together in one part of my life it gives me renewed energy to face things that may be tricky. And the more of this I do, the more I feel I can achieve. It is a really wonderful feeling and a feeling of being in control, rather than feeling that something or someone else is in control. It's liberating!
I have used these feelings of happiness, calm and control, to also start having the biggest clear-out I have ever had. I've been holding on to so much of my past for far too long. Yes, it's lovely to keep memories and treasures and stuff but a limited amount, and an amount I can enjoy rather than feeling utterly overwhelmed by all the clutter. We have moved house so many times in the past five years, and each time taken it all with us, so in preparation for our next move (sometimes in the next 12 months) I am clearing out each day. It's amazing how getting rid of stuff helps you to feel like you've also got so much space in your mind as well as in your home. I love it! And I'm sure the local charity shops will too.
I have also really, really loved the progress that my little ones have made this week. Max has started walking, I have taught Imogen to read another set of tricky/memory words (I'm still struggling with phonics but that's for another time...) and Oren is finally in (dry) pants! I'm feeling like a pretty good parent right now too.
I hope you've had a good week and have some lovely plans for the weekend. I hear it may involve sunshine, which really would be perfect!