Every moment brings us closer to our final breath.
I know that’s a strong way to start a blog post, but I’m not writing this one to bring you fluff, so listen to me.
I’m not saying this to depress you or make you panic, I’m saying it to inspire you, to help you get focused on what really matters here. Because it’s way too easy to get caught up in bills and PTA meetings and doctor appointments and coffee runs and totally miss the point of this entire thing we call life, but so often fail to live. Someone needs to talk about the hard stuff. Someone has to speak out loud the tough reminders we all need from time to time.
God doesn’t make extra people. He doesn’t make mistakes either. Your life is precious and marked with purpose. Our time on this planet is extremely limited and extremely precious. YOU are extremely precious! Do you hear me?
You are here for a reason. And if you found your way to my site, it’s a pretty safe bet to say that you’re a mother, and your reason has a lot to do with your babies and not a lot to do with the stuff that usually fills your days.
I spend a lot of time with other mamas. They’re my heart. I write a lot about minimalism and creating a life of less unnecessary clutter and more purposeful time spent living out what you’re here for.
A lot of the women I speak to get stuck on the part where they get to have a clean house pretty much all the time. But hear me… minimalism is not about having a clean house and an easier life.
Sure, that’s a benefit and I’m not going to lie, I love not having to clean anywhere near as much as I used to. I love that I have four kids and I can easily invite someone into my house at the drop of a hat without stressing out about all the crap that’s on the floor. But that’s not the point.
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Minimalism is about having time to focus on what matters.
I have a bold message for those of you who have been here awhile and have said or thought things like "I'm not sure I want to go totally minimalist, but I really need help purging my kids’ toys..." I read these types of comments all the time in my community. I wish I could throw my arms around you and shout at you in my most excited voice, “YES YOU DO! YOU DO WANT ALL IN!” Those who don't want all of this misunderstand what it really is.
Another bold statement. How can she say that?! Not everyone wants to be a minimalist or even should be one! How dare she!
Wait, mama. Listen.
Minimalism is not deprivation. It's not boring. It doesn't mean having basically nothing but hey at least you don't have to clean much. It is actually living life!
It's got nothing to do with letting go of precious things that make you sad to not have anymore. You make it what it needs to be for you.
It's more time in your day, more time for what matters, more time for pursuing what lights you up and makes you feel alive!
It's more space in your home, more space on your calendar, more space to breathe and rest and enjoy and LIVE.
It's less yelling, less stress, less fighting with your family to just clean the eff up.
It's less organizing and developing routine because you don't need to rearrange your junk, you need to let it go.
It's less crap in your way, less on your to do list and more checks on your bucket list.
It's more money in your bank account for experiences and memories because you spend mindfully now when it comes to stuff.
It's being the mom you always wanted to be but have struggled so hard to find- the mom who isn't stretched incredibly thin every dang day; the mom who doesn't resort to yelling because she's just not that stressed out anymore. Imagine that, friend! It’s right there - it can be your reality!
I'm not lying to you, there are thousands of women in here who will tell you the same thing and back me up with their incredible stories.
Listen to me, this is freedom. It's the answer to the overwhelm that's held you down for years. Let that crap go and start living on purpose. There is nothing about this that you don't want ALL of. Trust me.
DO NOT WASTE YOUR PRECIOUS TIME!
Don’t waste your life cleaning up crap you don’t even need. Stop waiting around for “the perfect time” to start - it’s right now!
If you’ve been overwhelmed or unsure how to start, take a deep breath and lean in because I’ve got your back.
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You can do none of these things and walk away from this. Most people will, and that’s okay. I’m not here to push you with rough hands or coerce you into something you don’t want. I’m simply here with a burden on my heart to speak the truth and remind all the mothers out there of what is happening- time is slipping.
I’ve been where you’re standing- overwhelmed, unhappy, unable to get a grip, desperate for some hope that I’m not a terrible mother and that everything will turn out okay.
Standing on the other side of that season, I can tell you the truth…
Nothing will change if you don’t. Nothing will work if you don’t, and it doesn’t have to be the kind of work you’ve been doing all this time.
You’ve already been given the answers and you already have a way to make a change. You can make a difference in your life, in your home, in your family, for your marriage and your kids. It’s all in your hands and you’re strong enough, capable enough to have it.
Stand up, mama. Be of good courage and do something that will free you up to be more available.
You’re never gonna look back at your life and wish you’d spent more time organizing, or cleaning, or doing all the things. But so many look back with the very same wish- that they would have been more present for what mattered.
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