What would you do if...
What would you do if you found out you have 2 years left to live? How would that change your view of the clutter, organizing, STUFF, etc?
I had a health scare recently with an incorrect initial diagnosis - thought I had 2 years left (I'm 44). I'm going through a lot of additional medical tests to determine exactly what's going on, but it looks like I can expect to be around for quite a few more years.
Anyway, I started getting really maudlin between first and second round of tests, thinking I'd not get to see my kids grow up, my DH grow old, etc. It REALLY motivated me to start a M-A-J-O-R purge. I kept thinking, do I want my kids to remember me as a messy housekeeper, as the mom who did laundry constantly but left it clean in baskets for weeks while they had to dig for socks, the mom whose car was always full of crumbs & food wrappers, as the mom who couldn't keep their house clean. Basically as a mom-slob.
I'm back on the FLY wagon again - swish and swipe, shiny sink, etc. I'll do good for a while then fall off the wagon.
Thinking that I'd basically get weaker and weaker until I couldn't care for myself also made me want to get a handle on my house NOW. I woudn't want someone else to have to come and clean it up when I was too week to do it.
It's also gotten me onto a bunch of minor home repairs that I'd left to accumulate. I'm trying to get a handyman to come over next week.
I guess the point of all the rambling is - the old saying is "without your health you don't have anything" and it's not until you think you're losing it that that you realize how indescribibly true that is! And it can be gone in an instant, so don't put things off. I'm purging NOW!