Sometimes you just have to start small.
Sometimes on the day your kids start back to school after Christmas break you might start out in the morning with a million ideas swirling in your head and wondering about which home improvement project you are going to tackle first.
You may even get so hopped up on caffeine that your brain tricks you into thinking that you will break out the miter saw and nail gun and jump right into that kitchen island makeover.
But then, after making breakfasts and packing lunches and getting everyone out the door and dropped off at school and then driving across town to WalMart and working your way through your ridiculously long grocery list and driving back across town towards home and unloading the groceries and putting everything away and cleaning out the fridge of all of the holiday junk and starting a load of laundry and changing into your sweats (come to mama!) and standing in the kitchen and marveling at how quiet the house is…well…then you might find that not only do you not have the energy to start on a major project…you don’t even really want to.
Sometimes you only have enough energy to start with something small.
Sometimes all you are able to do is organize the desk in your kitchen.
Sometimes all you can do is sort through the ‘junk’ basket that has been sitting out on the desk and getting piled high with receipts and school papers and…well…junk.
Sometimes it feels so amazing when you finally do something that frankly only takes about 10 minutes to accomplish but you’ve been putting it off for months and months.
And sometimes its ok to just make simple changes like replacing the ‘junk’ basket with a wood caddy and still feel a deep sense of accomplishment.
Sometimes just finding a spot to tuck your phone away while it’s charging can make your heart go pitter patter.
And sometimes, this seemingly small and insignificant task isn’t really as small and insignificant as you might think.
Because, well, we all know that
is better than
not starting at all.