30 April 2011

...some things that have come to light

So now that indoor soccer season is over, my gainful employment takes a bit of a holiday.  A good portion of my time that would be spent working with the kids and planning sessions and generally hanging out at the indoor soccer complex disappear.  This always causes problems for me.  And now that my kids are more independent, it takes on completely new dimensions.  You see, I am not a terribly organized person...nor am I particularly driven (well, productively anyways...).  I get a sort of "deer in the headlights" reaction when I have a load of time with "nothing" to do.  By that I mean other people -- bosses -- giving me schedules and direction. 
Because I have been like this for so long, my living space shows it.  It doesn't help that I have the pack-rat gene passed down from at least three generations...its going strong!  Looking around me, I realize that if I want to move forward, I must organize, make space for myself, create a comfortable atmosphere.  So I was at the ready when the season ended two weeks ago.  I've been to the charity shop several times with car loads, really, literally car loads...seats down, one occupant, stuffed to the gills car loads getting rid of years of collecting things that "might come in handy one day". 
The artist in me sees use in everything and anything, so this has been a difficult task.  But I am forcing myself to give it up as there is someone else out there that can use the stuff in my life time.  There will always be stuff for me to create with, it just doesn't have to be stored in my house! 
I can do this...I know I can...

..in this photo--missing, one GINORMOUS piece of white milk glass that was basically unidentifiable as to its use.  It finally made its way OUT of my house and into another by way of a royal wedding party gift exchange.  See, I CAN get rid of stuff!

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