Clutter usually leads to overwhelm, a word I use more often than I like to admit. For me there are two types of clutter - the physical and the emotional. The interesting thing is, once I start to eliminate the physical clutter, my minds starts to calm down and I begin to feel a little lighter and more focused.
This was starting to feel so good that I couldn't stop. I began going through my house and managed to take quite a few large bags to the Goodwill last week. Since my children moved out, I have used their rooms as holding cells for empty boxes that I could not bear to throw out, frames I thought I would repurpose and a multitude of miscellaneous orphaned items. It was great because all I had to do was place things in there and close the door. But again, even though the rest of my house looked ok, I knew what was behind the closed doors and it was sapping my energy.
Besides cleaning and clearing, the move also generated a sense of starting over. A new beginning. So in the middle of all this I sat down and redid my website. Changed templates and colors, added and subtracted pages and experimented with different fonts. I still have more to do, but it's a good start. I titled one of the new pages "Stories". On this page I list blog posts that featured one or more images and the stories behind them. This is something I have wanted to do for a long time. Someday I would like to place the links directly on the image page, but for now this will do.
|Camellias on my porch....|