3 Things January Taught Me About Life

Grief can be hard  and can take so long to work through. I should probably get into specifics with this one, but I don't quite know where to even begin. I touched on this briefly in On Empty Rooms. I guess it's just a matter of letting go of certain dreams and expectations of life to make room for something greater. 

I'm learning that I have to give myself grace. I have to let the process happen and have faith that there will be a rainbow on the other side of this.

Estate sales bring out the strangest assortment of people. I had the opportunity to help man my grandparent's estate sale. While assisting, I managed to meet a former 49er and a woman who I can only describe as Mimi from The Drew Carey Show, with thicker eyebrows. 

I'm amazed by what was purchased and what was not. Helping out has made me rethink just dropping off all of my stuff at the local thrift store. Now to find some other people who want to join together for a garage sale this summer. . . . 

Everyone is happier when mom takes the time to do what she loves. I am not an easy person to live with. I'm a little bit OCD. I like being by myself. I have a hard time following through. I can be very grumpy before my morning caffeine. I irritate myself. 

I'm finding that waking up to take my morning walk and scheduling writing time is making me so much easier to live with. I feel happier. I feel more fulfilled and less stressed. It's okay to take the time to do something you love, so do it!

Give me all of your yard / garage sale tips and tricks. Also, what is it that you love to do that make you a much happier person?


  1. I WISH I had yard sale tips because I have a basement full of things just screaming to get put in the trash. I'm not an easy person to live with, either. I'm an introvert so I need "me" time. I'm in my head a lot. What keeps me sane is just taking 30min to an hour of quiet to myself each day. And coffee. :)

    1. Hopefully Pinterest / Google will be a ton of help! I'll let you know how it goes. Yes! That is how I am as well. I am definitely a much happier person with some regular me time. It's so important.


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