6.07.2011

31 Days

I can't believe it's already been about a month since I started the 31 Days challenge.  While I'm only about 1/2 way through the e-book (not doing one challenge each day) it's already made a big difference, not only in my home, but also in my heart and mind.  The house is looking much better, and as a result, I'm feeling better about myself!

Two things, I believe, are primarily responsible for my success (outside of the strength and grace God provides):  The 6 List (from the book), and my partnership with an old college roommate.  Every day, Jodie and I make a 6 List and send each other a text of our goals for the day.  Every day, we send before and after pictures of the areas we're working on.  Every day, we text updates on how were doing.  Every day, we learn a bit more about each other, and our friendship has grown/deepened through this process.  I'm so thankful for her encouragement and support in this!!

Soon (I hope) I would like to do a short video walk-thru of our home to show everyone how things work around here... Living in 1000 sq. ft. with 9 humans, a cat, and a dog, certainly has it's challenges, but we do it (albeit, in an unconventional way).  "How do you do it?!" is a question I hear quite often.  Up until now, my house has not been 'put together' enough to want to show anyone... but now things are much better!  (I would no longer be embarrassed for any one of you to show up unannounced on my doorstep. *grin*)

If any of you are struggling with the heart-reason or the actual process of getting your home clean and organized (and keeping it that way!) I would HIGHLY recommend spending the little bit of money to get Sarah Mae's e-book.

Three verses (among many) that make a difference:

“She looks well to the ways of her household, and does not eat the bread of idleness.”
Proverbs 31:27

“Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for me…”
Colossians 3:23

“Do all things without grumbling…” 
Philippians 2:14

2 comments:

Missy said...

Stopping on by from the FB group for "31 Days to Clean" (large families). Love your blog design and looking forward to connecting with the moms on the group. In awe of how many amazing large families there are! God bless! --Missy-- www.momzookeeper.com

Erin said...

Wow! I would love to hear how you manage in 1000 square feet! I think the "real-life" accountability you have is awesome. I am still struggling to get started past Day 1, and I think having someone else holding me accountable would really help. I'm going to go see if I can recruit someone, lol!