2 AM Blog Post? Why Not!?

The story of my life. I am such a scatter-brain and so unorganized. It’s an awful combination. I get my mind stuck on one thing and that is all I think about for weeks. Then I get an idea or read or hear about something else and that consumes me again and I’m heading a completely different direction than I was last month.
Right now all I’ve thinking about is a minimalist lifestyle. I have been trying to downsize with the two moves we’ve gone through in the last couple of years. But then I stumbled upon this blog, The Minimalist Mom . It was so inspiring and she had links to other minimalist blogs and I got lost in blogland for a few hours. I know our living situation is not the same and certain things are more or less difficult with living ‘up north’. But I feel like everyone is always capable of doing more. I feel like living simplier makes life so much richer. I keep a facebook profile so I can keep up with ‘friends’ but really the most important relationships I need to maintain are right here in this house. And facebook is taking away quality time, that I feel like I can better spend doing other things. But on the other hand my amazing friend Sara (who is a facebook friend and not a face to face friend as a result of one of our moves) had a comment about facebook reaching the masses, and making a difference even if it has to be via facebook. It’s so true because I know a lot of people that won’t come to my blog but would make a comment on a status update. It is something I’m going to think about and not going to go making any rash decisions about. But it’s all something to take into consideration with truely wanting to live a minimalist lifestyle. It’s all about making what is most important, truely the MOST important. Even this blog is something I am questioning. Is it taking away from the kids? How much time a week am I willing to spend on this? Maybe I should just go live my minimalist lifestyle quietly, why do I have to blog about it? So much to think about, and all important things to take into consideration. We only get one life to live on this earth and am I really making the most of it? At church a couple weeks ago the sermon was sort of along this line, and I don’t know why a statement made about us never being any younger than we are at this moment really jumped out at me. We’re only getting older by the second so ‘carpe diem!’. And another statement that really hit hard was to think about all those people that have run out of time. There are so many people who are dying right now only wishing for more time and here I am a healthy young person and what I am doing with myself. How am I living my life and spending time with the people I love most? It’s a big thing to think about.
This is turning into such a serious post and I’m really not a serious person. But it’s something that has been on my mind for the past couple weeks that I’m really trying to work on. And I want everyone else to give it some thought.
Some other things that have been on my mind lately:
moving overseas again (trying not to get too excited about a potential job opportunity for the husband)
NATO job listing searches
Serging (with my ‘new to me’ hand me down serger!)
homeschooling
montessori homeschooling
biking
this wrap/infinity dress
baking these delicious looking cheddar crackers (immitation gold fish crackers, YUM!)
Seems like a distraction like this always occurs when I know I am going to have to be the one to get up with the kiddos in the morning. (hubs is working all night tonight and day tomorrow) Already looking forward to my cup(s) of coffee in the morning.
-juanita
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4 thoughts on “2 AM Blog Post? Why Not!?

  1. Woah…that infinity dress blows my mind! So many options!

  2. A fellow up all night thinking (obsessing) over the latest thing to cross my mind blogger here 🙂 I struggle with my time on the computer vs. my time with my kids too. I know I’m not getting any younger but for me my blog and facebook time are a way to connect with other adults, after all, it does get lonely at times living in a houseful of kids 🙂 I love them to death, but my sanity requires a bit of adult interaction, lol.

  3. Ray’s Homeschool, I know what you mean exactly! It is the same here. Some days when my husband is at work, I feel like I will go days without an adult conversation. I turn into such a chatty cathy trying to get days worth of adult interaction into just a few minutes. lol

  4. And Jen, I know right?! It looks amazing. I bet we could work something out for a maternity dress!

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