Since I spent so long at my meeting yesterday, I was unable to follow through with my other volunteer commitment to the conservatory. That meant that today, I had to give up my plans at home, in order to fit them in today. Since I got caught up in something on Weds, I couldn't fit in helping out my old neighbors. Ugh. No-one is holding my feet to the fire, but I want my word to count for something.
Today, I was happy to be able to fit in both the conservatory and work on one of my friend's closets. Although I couldn't finish it, since he still needs to try on a pile of clothes, it is looking pretty fantastic. I joked that we should've taken a 'before' shot. Not only did he agree, but he said he'd taken a bunch of shots around the house.....Perhaps this could blossom into something for me...they say you should do what you love for work. I definitely could be a professional organizer.
I wish I could've stayed a whole lot longer to tackle another closet and the book shelves, I was so absorbed I didn't even realize it was past dinner time (that is HUGE for me!)....and even better, I got excited about the prospect of digging in at home tomorrow, really! :)
Feeling useful and being productive is really boosting my sense of self-worth. Empowering. But, in order to take on more (worthy and fulfilling) projects, I have to better utilize my time at home. My hubby has asked for assistance with his work. Instead of feeling overwhelmed (as I did when I was stuck in a quagmire, doing absolutely nothing), I am feeling energized and inspired and eager to do more....both on the home front and for others, which in turn is having a trickle down affect on wanting to work on myself too...exercize is starting to look appealing!!!
Finding the right method for you as an individual to give/give service is such an amazing panacea. If only it could be precribed as an Rx for depression/anxiety/stress...how many $ could be saved on drugs? Truly.