As I decide to change what I do with my free time, I realize that there are things I need to do to clean up what I had started in the past. Six years ago, I started a non-profit to help the community. It appeared that the community was unsure of our presence. We did what we could do to try to be one of the positive places on the street. I enjoyed every part of this organization meeting the people you may not normally meet, working with the city to get a problem house torn down and putting out a newsletter. Then I decided, two years after that, to stop working for a legal organization to babysit for my grandchildren and start my own business. Within months we were guardians of six of our grandchildren ranging from ages 18 months to 9, including two sets of twins. This took up quite a bit of my time and therefore I was not dedicating much of my time to the non-profit. I also then asked one of my clients if he needed someone to work in his office and I was hired to work for three private attorneys. I also published a book during that time. Now fast forward to today and we are now the permanent guardians of three of those six grandchildren, and I am working for two of the three attorneys. I have decided that I do not want to do my daily work as my side work or hobby. I enjoy taking pictures and writing therefore I will concentrate on those. While I make these decisions, I am reminded that I need to close out the items that have been lingering in my life. I have now deleted all email addresses and websites associated with those past endeavors. I will now go and close the non-profit as well as the side job. I also have several copies of my book that I would like to sell, as the publisher is no longer in business. We all have something in the past that we may need to take care of. Whether it be a hobby that you no longer do and need to clear out everything associated with it or just taking care of interactions with family and friends that you may have been avoiding. Just taking a little step towards cleaning up some of those items (now known as glitches if you are not working on them) has made me feel better and taken a load off. As we explore our everyday life, we may come across things that need to be taken care of. When this is accomplished it leaves more room in our lives to do the things we want to do now. As we change so do our lives and cleaning up the past is only part of moving forward. Thank you for taking the time to read my post.
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I am a mother of three, grandmother of eight, from a family of nine and grew up in the country and moved to the city. View all posts by Chris Van