Playing Catch Up – Minimalism Monday

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Oh Monday… we meet again.

So you remember my post about trying to be motivated to clean my house? If not, you can read it here. Long story short, it didn’t happen. I have a new goal though! I’ve been reading a lot about minimalism living. I’ll share more about that later but I feel the need to catch you up on what’s been going on.

We were so busy this weekend that I didn’t get a chance to post in the Oh Happy Daily section! Saturday was National Rubber Ducky Day and I’m sure you know how it goes… if you want to find a rubber ducky, you won’t find a rubber ducky. We had a great day though. My mom came up from Austin to visit and she went with us to the orthodontist. Amelia has had braces since July and Kasi had hers put Saturday. She was soooooo excited!

They both went on with their weekend, Kasi to a sleep over and Amelia went with her dad, and mom and I went dress shopping. We ended up at David’s Bridal in Tyler even though I was nervous because of a previous experience about 14 years ago. However, once we met Emily, all fears went away. She was sweet and patient and helpful and I could tell she genuinely wanted me to find the perfect dress. It was the very last dress she brought in for me to try on (I think I tried everything on in the store that was ever close to my size) and as soon as I saw myself in the big mirror, I knew… and cried like a baby. I’m sure to some that sounds silly but Steven and I are romantics… some will get it, some won’t.

So, needless to say…

I was exhausted when I got home. Yesterday, Sunday, was just an emotional day. There was no way for me to celebrate anything except the glorious view of the back of my eyelids. I think it has to do with the fact that I had my girls for two weeks and got used to them being around. Guess I wasn’t ready for them to leave…

However,

Today is a new day and even though I’m still struggling a bit, I will get through this. I won’t get through it alone and fortunately I don’t have to, but I will get through it. I tell y’all to be happy daily and honestly it’s sometimes a struggle for me. That’s another reason why I love this blog. It really is therapeutic.

Something else I’ve read about that is therapeutic is minimalism living. A few days ago, I read a post on how highly sensitive people need minimalism. Melissa explains it in a way that helps me not feel bad for being the way I am. Click here to read that post. I pray it may help you, too. So, with that, I am going to dive into researching this lifestyle and see where it takes me. There is a women’s shelter a few towns over that I recently heard about. They take all kinds of items to help women get back on their feet. If I’m overwhelmed by all I have then it’s best for someone else to enjoy it. I’ve been the single mother with hardly anything, trying to get back on my feet. I had people help me and it’s my turn to pay it forward.

So, with ALL that being said, my goal is to not only continue to bring you daily distractions (starting back up Wednesday since tomorrow is National Nothing Day… for real, it is), I’ll be sharing my journey towards minimalism!

For today…

As I’m sure you’re aware, it’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day and I have so much respect for that man. I love his dream and pray every day that it will come true! That would help the world become a much happier place.

Side note, in case you’re wondering…

The featured image of this post is from 1980-something at a rest stop somewhere in Texas… that’s me and my big brother. The sign seemed fitting…

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