I worked a full (paid) morning today, which is a first for me since finishing up work before our wedding. I'm still trying to pick up clients here in Ottawa, which is slow going but I'm okay with that. For now, even this small bit of work is helping to pay bills, so I'm thankful.
I also submitted another resume this week, this time to a job that I would really like, and that would work well with our schedule, which would be nice because I don't want to be away in the evenings - I love being able to prepare dinner and meet my husband when he comes home from work and spend most evenings together.
I'm waiting to hear back. And trying to trust while I wait.
|(Photo - marigolds still blooming brightly in our balcony box)|
This one particular job this morning (cleaning a house) reminded me why I value simplicity in a home. Creativity and making a place that is beautiful and functional are important to me, and that means keeping clutter and excess possessions to a minimum.
My ideals for our future home (that includes children) are high, and I realize that I'll have to face the reality of messes and toys and clutter someday, but it's really our goal not to live an excessive lifestyle - filling up our closets and corners with clothes and toys and supplies and games and other possessions that we really don't need or use. (I am not against these things, just in excess amounts)
It's not very difficult now - our apartment is small and we're on a necessary budget which keeps me from buying or collecting extras. Still, this could become more of a temptation in the future...
So I'm seeing this season as training ground for the rest of our lives - practicing contentment by living a simple lifestyle that's not defined by possessions.