This week has been full of revelations about myself and how I’m viewing life.
One revelation was that I am only one person and can only get so much done. At work I have many responsibilities, some of which can’t get ignored because they allow others to be done. I finally realized that while it all does need to be done, I can only do so much. So now I simply focus on getting what can be done and what needs immediate attention. It’s allowed me to get things done and be much more relaxed when I go home.
I’m thankful for realizing that I’m only one person.
The next two both came while I was reading Every Day in Tuscany by Frances Mayes. I love reading her books, especially her Tuscany books. She is the author of Under the Tuscany Sun, it’s sequel Bella Tuscany, A Year in the World, and a few others that I haven’t read. Every time I read any of the Tuscany books and how much Bramasole means to her, it makes me long for a house of my own that I can put my own work into. This week I realized that what I really long for is a home, which I already have. While my husband and I can’t do anything permanent to the apartment, we can put our own stamp on it and really make it our own. Our friends have said that it feels like us already, and we don’t have anything up on the walls yet! I think that’s the thing I’m really wanting; to finish making our apartment our home.
The other revelation was when I was reading about her travels around Italy. The places she goes to are just amazing and full of history. Then I realized, I’m not living in some historical wasteland. Ohio is full of rich history. I started to look more seriously into museums and historical sites here in Ohio. So I’m going to start working on going somewhere at least once a month. I’ll probably even start writing about my travels here! 🙂
I’m thankful for Every Day in Tuscany, because it reminded what I already have and inspired me to carpe diem!
My last revelation of the week was in regards to my blogging. I have five different blogs for different aspects of my life. I realized that while I do need to try to write more, I shouldn’t force it. Once I realized that, the words started flowing. I wrote quite the post over at The Green Geek yesterday and got two more ready for the week. It’s amazing how removing pressure increases the flow!
I’m thankful for realizing I don’t have to be writing posts like mad. I just need to write.
Hopefully these revelations will help me to have an increasingly wonderful week! Have a great week!