I'm very proud of myself for what I accommplished this week. The car situation is finally under control. I made a mighty effort to get caught up with my bills. And I got my taxes done today. I did all this while maintaining my productivity at my job.
I also chose to work out at the gym instead of shop. After I struggled to pay bills, I realize Retail Therapy is a hobby I cannot afford. Now I just have to clean the house, which I plan to do tomorrow. I'm trying hard to make souund decisions that will me get out debt and protect my health. The empty diversions I indulged in previously (that would be shopping) have done nothing but add clutter to my life and get me in trouble. As I try create a zen environment for myself, I realize buying more stuff just undermines that effort. How can you keep your environment uncluttered and clean when there's so much crap all over the place?
I really want to get a grip on my life. I know it's not going to happen over night, but if I just keep cleaning out the cobwebs out of the corners and clutter out of the closets, I'll eventually get to where I want to be. A home that is pared down to essentials that matter most--a lifestyle that is simple and and under control.