Hi! This is Patty M, one of Dustin’s bloggers!
Work * Laundry * exercise * church * school functions * volunteering * baseball * basketball * football * hockey * practice * games * quilting * scrapbooking * homework * sports camps * cooking * farming * gardening *The list goes on and on. Where can we downsize our life besides our waists?
Downsized – a new tv show about a ‘Brady Bunch’ type family living the great life; two homes, vacations, expensive dinners out, etc. I have yet to see an episode – it just started yesterday – but I don’t get a chance to watch much tv. The previews though have made me think about what I can do to downsize life – to be able to live life. I have 2 boys, 13 and 7. They keep us VERY busy with sports and school. Very seldom is there a day where we don’t have to be somewhere. But is this what we want? I am making it a goal of mine today to think of where we can downsize. I feel as though I’m not doing a good job at anything, just a mediocore – get it marked off the list kind of job. Can scrapbooking wait until after the boys are grown and out of the house? Yes! Can quilting be a hobby after the boys are grown and gone? Yes! Downsizing can be a great thing – yes – on the waist line, but in life. I want more time with my family when we are home – I want to be able to sit down and read a book with my 7-year-old and not be rushed to finish it. I want to downsize so I have more quality time with my husband and kids; not to just be there, but to truly BE THERE in the moment.
Caroline had a great blog this week about more/less approach. What can we do more of or less of to downsize and truly be where we need to be at that moment?
Figure out what’s important: For me – Quality time with my family and my health so I can enjoy my family.
What can you downsize?