Before I get into my update on my spring cleaning, I want to say welcome to all my new Facebook followers. I ran an ad to promote my page and therefore my blog and in just a little over 24 hours, I have 300 new “likes”! Hopefully that trend keeps going all week!
I got my room about half sorted this weekend. I did get the majority of the stuff in front of my desk sorted out, which means that over the next day or two, I can get all clothes put away. Woo hoo! That will really cut down on the amount of clutter in my room. 🙂
I did NOT get the area between my bed and bookcases done, but that’s okay. The stuff in front of the desk is 80-85% done. There’s still a little bit left there but I just ran out of energy and time. So, I simply moved the little bit that’s left away from the closet so I can put my clothes away in the closet. 🙂 🙂 That makes me happy.
One thing living with mental illness has taught me is that I have to be content with the limits that I have. Spoons/energy is very limited (for an explanation on “spoons”, visit The Spoon Theory over at “But You Don’t Look Sick” ), so consequently, I’ve had to learn to be satisfied with however much I can get done. I’m actually very pleased with how much I was able to get done this weekend. My stamina is getting better, which makes me happy. For a long time, I had to stop after every 30-45 minutes for a break. This weekend I was able to work in 2 hour stretches before I needed a break. For me, that feels like tremendous progress and I’m thankful for it!
Of course, the down side is that as much as I love my job (and I really do love it), I kind of just want to stay home until I finish my room! But alas, I only took the 3-day weekend off, so I’m back to work today. I appreciate all the support I’ve been given from friends and family both here and on Facebook. It helps. 🙂
Here’s hoping that over the next week or two, I can get the rest sorted out and start moving furniture around.