One of my biggest goals this year would have to be making the most important thing the most important thing. What is that you ask? My relationship with God. Through all I have read, seen and heard I know that when I am connected I can live life better. All God desires is for us to be in relationship with him.
At church we have started the E100 Bible Challenge. It involves 100 readings through the bible to give an overall understanding of it. I was all keen and eager. A great kick start to getting back into regularly reading the bible. A week has been and already I am struggling with keeping to the schedule.
I heard a great message from Joyce Meyer today though that was a real boost. The main message I took from it is how we all desire to be better but no matter what we do God loves us anyway.
So I will not feel guilty about not doing what I thought I would. I will press on and do what I can when I can. It won't just happen though I need to be intentional about it. I will keep you posted
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Had some much needed time out to get my haircut today. It is one of the things that you really can't do with children about, but feels so much better especially when it is overdue. As much as I would love to spoil myself and get a colour and spend some time at the hairdressers. For some people this is the perfect treat and a must do. I don't have that time luxury and like to spend the money on other things. So it was off to Just Cuts which is fab as you don't need an appointment. The only downside is you can't guarantee you will get the same stylist each time. I get around this by having pictures ready either from magazines or from the web of what I am wanting. I now just need to do the dye (which I can sometimes get Mum to do when I see her). The products are relatively easy to use. There are other great money saver ideas if you know where to find them. Like hairdressing school (money saver), dye your main colour and get your hairdresser to add highlights (money saver), asking whether your hairdresser will put your colour in and then you go home and rinse out yourself (time saver). How do you get your hair done?
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
When I was deciding on the name for my blog I came up with sorted life not because it is sorted, because then I would have to call it perfect life. Sorted implies that I have it all together and everything happens as it should which is far from the truth. No I called it sorted life because it fits with my creative blog sorted scrapper but more because I have discovered that by choosing what is important I am sorted in life.
Right now I am happy. Not because of my circumstances but because I choose to be. At the time I started this blog this was the state of my bedroom and lounge. We are the proud owners of an eight week old puppy that has added a new spice to our family (hence why we called him Cajun) The week prior to getting him was spent getting ready for him and I have been throwing everything on my desk and floor and shutting the door. Before this state of chaos would have driven me crazy because I like everything to be in its place. But I am able to look at it and know that it doesn't mean I am untidy but that we had something more important to do. I got to go to an amazing conference. We started soccer and Logan scored his first goal. We spent time together as a family going fishing. The pile of washing is at least dry. I just need to fold it up.
I can't do everything. There are only a certain number of hours in the day and most of mine are spent with my children. I do however have a choice about how I spend those hours. I want to share how I do that here.
Saturday, April 24, 2010
I have been meaning to start this blog for some time now. I keep thinking that when I get life sorted that I will have something to share. But my life is a work in progress. So I am starting it now because this moment is what I can be sure of. I am creating this space to document my journey in life and bring together what I have learnt and resources that I use. Join me as I explore what it means to me to have a sorted life.