Saturday, May 16, 2009

Life Transitions

Today's post will be more "Thoughts" than "Tips." A while back I talked about transitions in life in relationship to organization. In that post I said, "It's important to recognize that [changes in your life] will play a role in organization..."

I would say that I am venturing into a new season of my life. If you read my newsletter, you know that I have just finished my 6th year of being on the Board of Directors for the Wisconsin Chapter of the the National Association of Professional Organizers. Honestly, I am thrilled to be done (for a while), but I will miss it (just a bit).

Here I am with Missy Putnam (Vice President), Roberta Schneider (President), Me (Immediate Past President with a silly smile on my face) and Jenny Rushizky (Member at Large).

I have also finished up a two year course that I was taking through my church called the Bethel Series. I become a Christian about 4 years ago and this class has helped me play catch -up, as I like to say. I so enjoyed my time and I learned so much! But, I won't miss the tests and the studying.

Finally, here's the biggest major life changing event, we are having baby. Yes, I am pregnant. We have two children who are 7 and 5. We were happy with two but, obviously God has great and wonderful plans that I can't even imagine (in my state of shock and 2 months of sleeping).

Through all these changes and adjustments, I have found myself to be reflecting on what's really important. Major life changes do that to you. I have eliminated clutter from my schedule and our home. (It must be a nesting thing, right?) I have focused more on my priorities and left the smaller things fall away. I'm OK with saying no to invitations and commitments.

I truly believe that organization is a tool that helps you make time for what's important in your life. There will be bumps along the way but there will also be opportunities - opportunities that can change your life. What IS really important to you and your family? Are you making time for that? If you aren't, what is one thing you can do today to help make that happen?


DairyQueen said...


I am in the same boat - reconsidering our priorities. I like to use the summer to evaluate our school goals and our schedules. This year, I think we are going to try to trim off some excess so we can be home more in order to be more effecient and enjoy our homes and each other more.

Creative Junkie said...


I'm so happy for you!

Farrah from Wife and Mom of 3 said...


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