Hi everyone! It has been a while since my last post. My rank dipped some. I may not as active with comments and postings here but I didn't neglect my training. In fact, I finished level 5 and I just started boot camp. Yey!
As a stay at home mom of 4 children, it's not easy. 'Though I am busy at home, as we mother never runs out of chores at home, I still manage to add some projects on my list. This year, aside from building my website and training with WA, I decided I would like to minimize our stuff and organize my home. By minimizing I mean sell or donate years of hoarded stuff. You could just imagine having 4 children and being an antique collector, how much we have!
Last weekend, I had a quite successful garage sale in which I basically just kind of gave everything away as I priced most of them a dollar. And then this coming weekend I will have an antique sale. I am excited but at the same time nervous as I have not done a sale like this where I would run credit cards if need be. I was actually so new to this that I didn't know I have to have a sales tax permit. I thought an EIN number is just enough, Gosh! We shall see how this one will go.
Letting Go Of Stuff...
So the goal is to let go of stuff that are not really needed and make room for essential ones. Free our space of things that are collecting dusts and cob webs then leave that space for the flow of energy to keep moving. I decided to place some live plants on those spaces for some clean air instead and to help my kids and husband with their allergies as well. (It's about time!)
Over the years, I have been so busy working and so stressed to pay attention to our space so much. Before, on our free time we spend our days buying and thinking what more can we purchase as we have no time to look at those things that we already have. It's shameful to say that our way of distressing is buying!
Instead of making memories together as family, we make purchases and we spend most of our times apart (my husband and me are at work almost all the time while the kids are in school and at home by themselves).
It's not until my marriage became troublesome and my kids expressed that they were sad would I realize that something has to be done... My dream of a better life for my children and my family back home can't be fulfilled by money alone, so I realized... It has to be balanced with time. Time that is so precious and free but yet we manage to give so little of to our love ones!
Amazing how our society's influence and the need or should I say want for money is so strong that realizing this took me time and it's not even a rocket science right! Golly!
My Noble Plan
So, instead of focusing on things that won't matter much in the long run, I am going to follow a worthy plans, set worthy goals and get busy turning those goals to reality. I don't want to settle for second best (thank God for Wealthy Affiliate!) and don't want to sell myself short.
There would be times, I know, that these goals might stretch me to the limit, but I will not be discouraged. With the training here in Wealthy Affiliate and all the support we have, I think I am going to fulfill my dream of making a living without sacrificing my time for my family.
No goal is too big and no plan is too ambitious for us to achieve if the aim is to help others and free us of those times that we can spend our love ones. But there's a catch: we live in the world that entices us to squander our resources and our time in real life version of Trivial Pursuit. So I or we should avoid this temptation of pursuing trivialities!
Let me ask these questions then to all those that has not achieved their goals yet, will you have the courage and encourage your love ones to make noble plan? Hopefully, you all will answer with a resounding yes, and yes!
A good goal is like a strenuous exercise---
It makes you stretch.
Mary Kay Ash
Thanks for reading. Take care ya'll.