Today everything I’d planned to be doing went awry. From a high profile event that had to be canceled to a pressure washer part that needed to be special ordered, nothing worked out. Instead I spent much of the day doing something I’d been meaning to for months: cleaning out the spare bedroom.
When I bought my house last Fall I ended up putting everything that didn’t have a “home” in the spare bedroom. After a while that became the place where everything I didn’t want to bother to put away properly ended up. Out of sight, out of mind, right?
It had gotten so overwhelming that every time I considered cleaning it up I took one look and said, “where do I begin?” I think in a lot of ways this spare bedroom can be an analogy of a lot of parts of my life and in many respects, a lot of people’s lives. Things just get pushed aside, and pushed aside and when you consider dealing with the issue, it’s so big you just let it sit back there out of sight.
The problem is, just like my spare bedroom, those problems don’t go away just because you close the door and look the other direction. The good news is, if you take the time to start to unpack and get organized, even if you don’t get everything sorted out, it suddenly becomes more manageable.
I may not have gotten everything put away exactly where I think it will go, but now things are grouped together and the insurmountable seems a whole lot more reasonable. Now I just need to take my own advice and apply this to some other areas of my life.
I’m sure you’ve got your own “spare room” full of things you’re not dealing with. Do yourself a favor and take a look at it. It may not be quick, and it probably won’t be easy, but you’ll be glad you did.