… clearing out the clutter!Â Â In the southern hemisphere we are in the middle of springtime, the flowers are beginning to bloom, birds are waking us earlier in the morning and I’m growing aware of the clutter around me.
Perhaps in winter we feel it necessary to have ‘stuff’ around us, to close us in, keep us warm, but when Spring arrives I want to shed off the extra weight (so I’m watching my diet more and trying to exercise regularly), shed off the hot clothing and get rid of the clutter sitting around me in the office and at home.
I’m already planning things for the new year and have my new diary to enter those things in.Â I love the ‘new’ beginnings and love planning for what might take place.Â Do you know it’s only 9 weeks till the end of the year?Â Have you begun making changes or plans in anticipation for the forthcoming end of year celebrations (Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year, etc)?
It’s never too late to start planning, to begin new habits, to throw away old ones, to clear out the clutter and start afresh.Â Â At this time of year I write lots, I also love to work in the garden whilst thinking and planning and often spend time out there counting the flower buds and just enjoying being outside in the open with the sun on me.
Lucky you. It must be great in Australia. It’s autumn in the UK: darker and colder. I hate this time of the year…
Melodee Patterson says
Kathie – I was looking at different VA blogs, getting ready to start my own, when I saw this entry with the picture of the beautful flowers and green grass. Here in Wisconsin, we’ve got a good 6 inches of snow on the ground with another 5 inches coming tonight. Thank you for the reminder of spring – only 5 months away!
Kathie Thomas says
Nice to see you here Melodee. I can’t imagine what it’s like with snow – I’ve seen snow only briefly when on holidays in different parts of Australia but we don’t get it where I live. We’re now heading into summer here with spams of really hot and humid weather. Our Christmases are always warm or hot and yet it’s funny but many Christmas photos and pictures on cards depict snow even here in Australia.