For the past couple of weeks, Jesse has been doing a major overhaul of his offices & storage areas. Since we live about 20 minutes from our parish, I couldn't have imagined that this would impact our home life in any way. How silly of me!
Although we don't have any of the actual organization/cleaning/renovating happening here, I feel like I'm living in the midst of a construction zone! The scope of this project has expanded beyond what I thought. It has been very stressful to have all of this going on in the midst of our typical routine which is busy enough on its own! I keep having to remind myself that this construction period is only temporary. The end product will be worth it.
"Progress lies not in enhancing what is, but in advancing toward what will be." ~ Khalil Gibran
Gibran certainly has it right. I can't count how often I find myself getting caught up in the details! When I find myself doing this, I try to take a step back & see the forest through the trees, so to speak. It is a good centering activity to help me focus on the greater picture and usually helps me get refreshed before jumping back into the details.
I know this office project will be over soon and then Jesse will have a wonderful, professional office (pictures to follow!). And all of the chaos will have been worth it. Then it will be time to focus that same organizational effort on our house...but that's another project for another day!