Who is strong? He that can conquer his bad habits.
I have so many bad habits. One of my worst ones is a tendency not to put things away - in fact I have a tendency not to even find homes for things in the first place and just let them sit around. Hence I am going through many boxes of school stuff, where rather than organising things carefully I have just stuck things around the place and finally stacked them in boxes to get them out of the way.
I read an article called Zero Clutter. You will find it at http://zenhabits.net/zero/
Today I’m going to introduce you to a method I call Zero Clutter. It’s about only having the essential things in your life, and clearing out the rest. It’s about developing the habits that keep your life clutter-free, and learning to put things where they belong every time, so that clutter doesn’t accumulate.
Because I have been made redundant from my job I have decided that the best recourse is to sell my house and find somewhere smaller. I am hoping that with my downsizing and simplifying my life and possessions, that I will change - that through necessity I will become tidy. I live with a constant feeling that I should be cleaning up so it will be great to have everything tidy and away in its home.
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My daughter R and her partner B have been down the coast for a couple of days so they left their little dog Jasper with me. My house isn't ideal for dogs as I have no fences but we get by. He is a lovely little fellow and great company.
Jasper is a Miniature Foxie. He is 4 years old. Most of the time, unless he is with another dog, he thinks he is a person, and I must admit there are times I forget he is a dog as well.
I would love to have a dog of my own but feel I am out far too much to be good company for a dog.
Scenes around town
There is a beautiful view out to sea from where I post my letters. It is especially pretty on a hot day when there is a haze out on the water.
After I had popped my letters in the letter-box I snapped these couple of pictures. They are views out to the Tasman Sea.
There was a number of oil tankers waiting to dock at Port Kembla Harbour.
Sunset at P:-)'s place is lovely over Lake Illawarra..
I snapped this pelican on a pole on our weekly walk around Wollongong Harbour .
What would you do?
What would you do if you knew you could not fail?
This made me stop and think.
I have been made redundant from a teaching position I had for 15 years. I am 58 so there aren't a lot of prospective employers waiting to snap me up. I don't think casual teaching back in mainstream secondary school at my age is a realistic option.
What would I do if I knew I could not fail?
I don't really know. Something creative. I think I would like to own my own business. But what and how? That is the question.