Day 251

I came across Lorraine Murphy on Instagram just over a year or so ago. She ran a successful marketing company and was pregnant and about to have her first child when I found out I was pregnant. I enjoyed following her stories and hearing about how mumma life was treating her. She has been running some mentoring sessions for entrepreneurs and I decided to book in for one on Monday next week. I am ready to get my business off the ground and she is an organisation and planning expert. The two things I need help with! I bought Lorraine’s book last week called ‘Get Remarkably Organised‘ and got about half way through.

I decided today would be the day Greg and I do a big declutter of our apartment feeling very inspired from the book. I also decided we would give away some of our baby stuff to a mother in need. We have all the big stuff in storage but I felt like the bassinet, nappies, change table and a few other bits and pieces in Hamish’s room needed to go. I know we can get new stuff when the next bub comes along. We threw out five big garbage bags of rubbish and donated a heap of clothes that we no longer need. I cleaned out the pantry and cupboards. It felt so good to clear out stuff that we don’t need. It felt good to have a organised closet and bedroom.

I feel like the space we live in can say a lot about our mental state. I am a minimalist and prefer to keep things simple and clean. However over the last eight months I just found stuff piling up. All the books on grief, loss and personal development were piling up next to my bed. The essential oils that had found themselves in every room of the house. My closet was bursting and I could barely put another piece of clothing in there. I needed to get my sh*t organised. I feel like a weight has lifted off me today. I feel like I have more space. We also have an energy clearing being done on Thursday to allow all the dark, mourning energy out of our apartment and all the joy, happiness and peace to come in. I felt like it was important to physically clear the space before the energy clearing.

I love you Hamish. I felt like you were happy your things could go to a new mother to be who needed them. Thanks for being so caring! 

Author: Jodie Matthews

I am a mother, writer, mindful life coach, minimalist and many other things. I love mother nature. I am happiest when I am floating in the ocean. I am a keen traveller and love to explore and discover new places. You can connect with me further on instagram at @jodieleannematthews

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