Tuesday, January 7, 2014

simplify

I have a word for 2014...


Doesn’t need much explanation does it?
 
It simply means, if you come to my kid’s birthday party, you might get store bought cupcakes.
If I give you a gift, it might not be handmade.
If you ask me to do something, I might say no.
Things like that.
 
If you know me at all, you know that I like to have the best parties, the best gifts, be involved in everything, etc.  And it’s finally caught up with me.  I have been really sick twice in the past six weeks and I chalk that up to simply not getting enough sleep. 
 
I can say that I almost never sacrifice time with my family to do all these projects, I do them after the kids have gone to bed. 
Did I mention that we have two night owls who stay up until around 10 o’clock most every night. 
And I get up at 5AM to exercise before work.  
So by the time I get my projects done, that often times puts me at 4-5 hours of sleep a night. 
My body is speaking up and I am finally listening.
 
Plus, I’m looking forward to a simpler, dare I say it, slower paced, year!
Like yesterday, I finished a book…that I started six months ago.
 
So, I’m just telling you all this because, well, I don’t know…my blog may get really boring while I’m busy being simple!
 
Happy 2014 friends!

4 comments:

Penny Pfeiff said...

Happy 2014! Like I said I am proud of you...figuring this out...but I know it will be a hard one.

Nicole said...

LOL. I think the word sounds awesome and very tempting!

Jen@Almost Gypsy Soul said...

Good for you Emily! We gotta remember to take care of ourselves so that we can take care of others!

Susan Lingle said...

You get to make yourself a priority. I re-read the book Boundries (authors Cloud & Townsend) an time I feel streched too thin. Happy Friday.