I am not one of those people who wasted a lot of money on the latest gimmick, or the latest fashion. That is not to say, I have never wasted money, I am just saying, I do NOT have a lot of stuff laying around the house. What I am realizing at this late great date, is that I am not suddenly going to become anything. I know what I like, what is important to me and what I will treasure.
Here is the thing: I love my family. My most important goal in life is to be with my husband and be available as a friend, mother, sister to the rest of my family. My best celebration is a celebration where the kids show up. My best happiness is a vacation with the man I love, my husband. I am not going to suddenly develop into a famous author, a songwriter, a wealthy artist – or anything like all of that. I am and will always be, a woman who wants her family to be safe and happy.
You are wondering – what started this conversation? As is so often the case, Oprah started this conversation. There have been so many magazines that lead with the ‘get organized’ and the ‘de-clutter’ schema. I just wanted to say that the magazines have been saying the same thing for the last 15 years. There is this romantic notion that something will “fix” us. What I am saying is that I don’t need fixing. It may be my age, but I am saying, enough already!
I am a whole and complete woman as a I am, I do not need fixing, organizing or re-arranging. It’s okay, I’m very grateful for just living and for being with people that I love – often. So please stop with the improvement campaign. We are okay, we are all okay.