We're about to start a new chapter. I'm almost tempted to write "a new year" because to me the beginning of fall brings a lot of change. More than the actual New Year in January.
Hubby will be working 2 jobs. Teenager just started grade 10. And I will be finishing my last year of Translation at uni and working part-time as a nanny. I'm scared. Last year, I was excited, now, more scared. The (lack of) money thing really got to us. We're trying to make the best of it. We have a good plan in place (at least we're doing the best we can) so not much more we can do. So we decided to commit to a little long-term project to bless our home in the midst of all the uncertainty. We are decluttering. Hubby and I have committed to daily 15 minutes decluttering efforts. Nothing that will tire us out or take too much time. But in a year, our home should be a lot more open and the flow of energy, better. We actually discussed what exactly we are getting rid of, and it's a lot. We no longer want to keep "stuff". Even books. Stuff we keep "just in case" clutters our lives and blocks the energy flow. So instead of making it a big stress, we are making it a blessing by dedicated a few minutes a day to decluttering something.
In the short term, I feel this will help motivate me keep a regular cleaning schedule (with hubby working 2 jobs, the cleaning and cooking will be mostly my responsibility). My nanny job is close to home so I won't lose time on the road. It's 5 minutes away.