Stay the course

This past week has been by far one of the busiest weeks I have had in a long time. I worked at a client's house, threw a baby shower, hosted a surprise birthday party for my husband, entertained out of town family, attended a child's birthday party and hosted a financial class in my home. It's been a great week and I have had my nose to the grind. That said, this week's post is a little more inspirational in nature to encourage you to not give up living and pursuing a simplified thus more organized life.

This journey into de-cluttering one's home, life, possessions, closets and even cars, isn't an easy one. At times it is very painful and can even cause tears. No one likes to face mistakes they have made or own up to bad decisions, nor does anyone want reminders of dreams or hopes dashed. You may find this happens on your journey, but please don't be discouraged. Tears may last for a night, but joy comes in the morning. As you continue to release the past, some good and some not so good, you will find a peace and calm that resides the next morning. A new perspective or fresh outlook on life. It may be an end table that's been so weighted down with mail, magazines and tchotchkes, that once freed from its burdens, you decide it's the exact piece you've been needing to function as your new nightstand. Who knows what's possible or what new adventure you may find in your home. Be ready, be of good courage and don't give up: freedom is here!

What keeps you from giving up in your journey to a simplified life?