Every little thing is reminding me of you
So what are you doing tonight?
'Cause I miss you and I,
and I can't even lie, I need you
I could get on a flight,
I could make up the time
I know I'm out of line, can I see you?
How do I let you go if I don't want to?
Good Morning Friends! How do you know when it’s time to hire out work versus doing it yourself?
I started to do a lot of the stuff around my house out of necessity, I wanted to renovate and change things but I didn’t want to pay for it. Fast forward a few years and I’ve learned what I’m good at and what I hate. The DIY task that I hate the most is drywall. It is so time consuming and messy and difficult to get perfect and not at all worth my time.
If you’re struggling to know when to hire stuff out, that’s when.
I knew it was time when I was creating a schedule for our great room project and it was going to slow down the project by at least a month. The cost of hiring out the drywall work was less than the cost of eating out for an extra month.
Again, 99% of stuff I really do enjoy doing on my own but some stuff just isn’t worth my time.
That kind of projects have you found that you love and love to hire out?
Sometimes you need to slow down and give your soul a chance to catch up with your body. All week long, each time I was on a bridge and looked out to the expansive blue waters longingly. I missed the beach. Sunday evening, my goodness it couldn't have been more outstanding. The beach is what I needed. And I knew it. How can an evening at the beach turn out to be so exceptionally magical and beautiful beyond my imagination? @sallyshemi I am so happy you were my company for this fulfilling adventure. From a beach picnic, to candid conversations, skinny dipping in the ocean at night, a meditative and restorative yoga workout to swimming under a most glorious canvas of a crescent moon and illuminating stars-filled sky, meeting new people, (been called Rwandese several times this week). Aaaaah! My heart is full, my body rejuvenated and my mind recharged. Ready for the blessings of this new week. #grateful#adventure#freespirit#onewithnature#flashesofdelight#memorablemoments#thehealingpowerofthebeach#selfcare#mindbodyandsoul#thebeachismyhappyplace#islandgirlRosa#islandgirldiaries#Icantstayaway#idontwantto
I actually learned this the hard way this year. I would beat myself up wondering what I did. Why would a friend treat me this way? Then I realized sometimes things just run their course. It has nothing to do with you but rather the fact you no longer benefit them. People change... myself included. When I made that conscious decision to only surround myself with amazing souls that truly wanted the best for me, life got better. Point I'm getting at... don't sweat the small stuff. We're all dust at the end.
both of my daughters are born in january. so is my adult stepdaughter. and my brother. my godson. my grandmother too. so lots of celebrating in one month. when my daughters were kids, there were family birthday parties (since almost all relatives lived far away, not all came, and who did, separated weekends) and both had friends’ parties too. so, every weekend in january, and sometimes even in february, we partied. all that after christmas and new year. so no wonder, I nowadays kind of resist running any party. and when have to, I try to survive through them as simply as possible.
tomorrow we are celebrating my younger daughter’s graduation, which is great! she is even asked to give a graduation speech (don’t tell I told, it’s a surprise). now there is two adult girls to run a party with, especially firstborn likes to plan with me, that’s nice, yet I can’t help noticing this inner resistance again.
these days I can quite freely go with a flow, well toddlerflow. however I also feel there are many things I should do, but I don’t want to. projects I postpone over and over again (years after years!). like going through thousands, tens of thousands of photos of my children. or, I created a new email address, mostly because my old is so full of all kind of posts, I simply have no interest to go through them all, can not carelessly trash all either. there are so many things I just never want to do, but I want the result doing them would bring.
same with these parties. I actually love seeing family and friends. celebrating is good. yet, I push planning till the last of the days. I go to the market, pick some and then “well, there’s tomorrow”. I would liked some different baked goods this time, yet as I did not try them beforehand, I bake what I know.
I am a last minute’s woman, that suites me well, and I do work better that way. but it also annoys me, that if I don’t have deadlines, like a graduation day, I just won’t do it. like those photos. I think the real reason of it is, that I am so very indecisive person. I used to be a lot more, still there is a great deal left. I meander. just can not decide, and it is very (continues in comment, on blog too, link un bio)
But, but, I don't wanna go out into the public today !!! It's too "peopley" and too many places are wanting my money!!!!
Can I just stay home in my yesterday clothes, drink coffee all day and forget that bills are waiting to be paid!!!???#adultingishard#grownup#struggleisreal