My transition from cluttered to simple living.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

I Know How a Hamster Feels

Do you ever feel as if you are running on a treadmill? So much to do, and so little time to do it? Why is it the older you get, the faster time flies? Don't you ever just want to cover your ears, close your eyes, and yell.."STOP! SLOW DOWN!!"

I am tired. I am ready for some time away. I need to refocus.

What is it that can't wait? What HAS to be done? Where do I most want to spend my time? Why do I have to leave home to focus? Has the demands on my time been imposed by ME? I think so....

I feel as if I have been on this treadmill for the past 30+ years. It has been a curse bred by necessity at times, and an incessant desire to please and make others happy.

I know the drill... "What would you most regret if you knew you had little time left?"

I would regret that I had not spent more time with kids, grand kids, my husband, my dad, my friend paint brush.

So here is to the new day...and to the Overhaul of my priorities...and to resolve...


  1. Good for you! Since retiring, I am spending as much time as possible with my family and nature.

  2. Sounds like you need to get off that treadmill! Time to make a plan of action to take a month off before and after your 59th BD, apply for CPP and work when you want, not having to contribute to CPP anymore. You need to spend more time with your paintbrush, near your family. Sell some of your work to supplement your income. The more you sell the less you need to work. Anyway, that's my 2 cents from my point of view.

  3. Wow! I think you are right! Something to look forward to...