Hi. I’m Mystie.
I am a homeschooling mother of five kids, married for 14 years to my high school sweetheart. I’ve always been a slob by nature, and I’ve been actively combatting that tendency for 7 years now. Sometimes I even think there’s hope.
I want to share what I’ve learned along the way, moving from thinking that housecleaning was a waste of time to trying to keep the house decently in order.
Though I’ve always been a slob, I’ve also always been a planner and a list-maker. My problem wasn’t not knowing what to do. My problem was not caring.
I have learned to care.
It is better to care. It does matter. It is good work.
I could make a plan, but I then I would rebel against it. “You can’t tell me what to do!” my inner two-year-old would scoff at my written list, “Who made you the boss?”
Add five kids to the mix, and the problem becomes not only my own lack of desire to follow a good plan, but also the fact that life doesn’t actually happen according to my plan when I do want it.
These are my struggles, and I know I’m not alone. So I write to share what I’ve learned, hoping to help others not only know there is a way out of the frustration, but also that they are not alone.
I provide not just another housekeeping plan to try, but a paradigm shift. I want you to see
- that your work matters.
- that your attitude matters.
- that you can tame your inner fussy two-year-old.
- that there is a way out of chaos and frustration, even though it isn’t easy or once-and-done.
I want to show you how to turn your frustration into momentum, your chaos into growth, and your plans into actions.
In short, we here at Simplified Organization are learning to love what must be done.
Cease endlessly striving for what you would like to do and learn to love what must be done. – Johannes Goethe
I’ve turned again and again for inspiration to quotes like Goethe’s and also this one from J.M. Barrie:
The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but liking what one has to do.
And I’ve found they are right. I have found love and happiness right where I am, doing what I must do, what I have to do.
I’d love to help you find the same path.
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