During my ‘quiet time’ session this morning, I started drawing my cup of water with a slice of lemon it it.
As I drew the circle for the rim of the cup, I remembered the song All My Life’s a Circle and it brought back memories of me singing it as a child. After feeling quite nostalgia about the song, I found a fun version of it on You Tube. I only ever used to sing the first verse but the whole version is in the video clip below.
I hope the song makes you smile.
I messaged my parents to see if they had a copy of the cassette tape with me singing it as toddler, but they said that it’s probably in their garage or mine. Between us we may struggle to find it 😀.
I spoke to my mum on the phone earlier and she said that since mentioning it, my dad’s been singing it all day! He then got on the phone and sang the first verse to me 😂.
[Update 30 Aug: my mum and dad found the tapes and sent me a copy of the song; however, I can’t work out how to add a voice memo in).
I listened to a bit more of Your Spacious Self by Stephanie Bennett Vodt this afternoon and she suggested starting a journal to record thoughts about clearing clutter and any feelings that pop up. I thought about this morning and not being able to put my hands on the missing cassette tape.
From my bedroom drawer, I picked out this beautiful leather journal that my mum and dad bought me for my birthday a few months ago which I haven’t started using yet.
Prompted by a question in Your Spacious Self, one of the first things that I wrote in the journal was the answer to the question How does clutter make you feel? Here are my immediate thoughts:
I will probably add to the list as time goes in, but I really wanted to get on and make a difference to the stuff around me today as I continue to feel stifled by it, particularly in the bedroom. I took a few deep breaths and got to work on sorting stuff that was lying around and I managed to clear some space. I also started to clear the tops of the wardrobes as well. One of them is done…
I was pleased that I had made a bit of progress, although I haven’t sorted out the stuff in the boxes. I had a quick peep and they are filled with memories etc. (no cassette tape though 😊).
This evening we played Buzz on the PlayStation as a family and now I’m treating myself to a relaxing bubble bath.
Quick question to you all. How does clutter make you feel?