Hello! Welcome to my little (and I do mean little right now) corner of the web! Pull up a chair. Just move that pile of stuff in the chair to the table over here. Make yourself comfortable. Well, as comfortable as you can be as you sit in a less-than-clean, very lived-in space. I read all the posts about how you shouldn’t apologize for your messy house, but I’m not sure if that covers this level of mess. So, I will go ahead and apologize to you. I have a vision of a cleaner, more beautiful space in which to house my family and host my friends. But, that vision seems to be needing some glasses about now.
So, here I am! I am Sue. I am a nice (at least people tell me that), relatively capable (I did get a Masters Degree after all), and hard-working (I have one and a half jobs and I help out at my DD’s school, lead her Girl Scout troop and all kinds of other things), 49 year-old, mom of one. I also struggle with remembering all the things I have to remember for work and home, with being motivated and having the energy to do all I need to do at work and home when I do remember it, with knowing how to best take care of myself, my family, my house and everything when there are so many messages bombarding me on a daily basis telling me how to best parent, best be a homemaker, best manage people at work, best be a wife, etc., etc. Yeah. That’s me. I am Sue.
See me there? Now, check out my blog and my venture into simplifying! See Sue Simplify. That is what I plan to do here. I plan to take all those many messages I’m bombarded with and get to what really needs to be DONE and only what NEEDS to be done. I don’t need to label everything in my house. I don’t need to spend 1000s of dollars on a closet organizer. I don’t need to redecorate my entire house. Well….maybe I do need to do that one. I can’t afford to redecorate my entire house. I know there are things I CAN do. I know there are things I WON’T do. I know there are things that I absolutely NEED to do. This blog will be about those things. Wading through all the craziness that is “simplifying” is not at all simple. There is decluttering. There is minimalism. There is meal planning. There is organizing. There is planning and calendaring. There is life balance. There is cleaning. There is “sprucing up”. There is redecorating. Sigh…So. Much. Stuff.
Wading through all the craziness that is “simplifying” is not at all simple. There is decluttering. There is minimalism. There is meal planning. There is organizing. There is planning and calendaring. There is life balance. There is cleaning. There is “sprucing up”. There is redecorating. Sigh…So. Much. Stuff. So, join me here on my journey. Perhaps something I do will spark something inside of you. Perhaps you will just join me as a cheerleader (I will need those) or an expert advice giver (I will take that) or you will go along side me as a participant. Any of those is great! We need all sorts of people in our lives and I want all of those. I’ll even take the naysayer (although if you tell me that I need to label everything in my house, we may have to agree to disagree).
Please consider following along. Join my email list where I will catalog some of my favorite simplifying resources and review products and services that you may be considering yourself. I may even tell you a sad or funny or sad and funny story here and there. I promise to make it worth the look! And you’ll only get it once every two weeks.
From here, I begin my journey to a simpler, calmer and more joyful life. I’ll start with that pile of stuff you had to move to sit down. Relax though. Your job is just to see me simplify!