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Personal Fast Update April 5, 2012

Filed under: 5/7 Fast — Amy Scott @ 6:51 pm

I thought I would write a quick update on how I’m doing with my personal fast (not cleaning my house for a week). I honestly thought that this was going to be a hard week for me. Usually I’m pretty OCD with my cleaning schedule… Usually my vacuum is another extension of my arm… Usually I spend an entire day doing household laundry… Not this week and let me tell you, I’m okay with that! I think I can narrow my acceptance down to two reasons:

  1. I’ve always has this need to clean personality. Even has a high school I would dust by room and keep my stuff organized and tidy. When I moved into the dorms at college I suddenly found myself sharing a room with a complete stranger… a stranger who didn’t feel the need to organize like me. My years in college taught me how to look at only my stuff, not the whole space. As long as my part of the room was clean, I was fine. I’m able to do this now as adult. I’m not upset by messes if they are not mine. I can go into any space and not care, unless I’m responsible for it. I think I’m using that same skill this week. I can’t clean my house, so I’m not looking at the mess. Honestly, I’m not a pile person so things really don’t look all that different round my house. Yes, there is stuff on my floors and I randomly feel it under my socks, but I am pretty good at ignoring things I can’t fix. This is helping me through the week.
  2. I have developed some interesting health issues this week… bad headaches, back pain, something is sore in my right foot. I feel like I’m rapidly aging or something. I told Jeremy at this rate I’ll be using a walker next week and drinking Ensure. All this to say… I haven’t been a mobile as I usually am. I try to save my energy for work so I can prep for our big weekend at church. It’s taking all I’ve got to get my work done, so when I’m home, I’m not moving… I’ve been living on the couch or in bed. Maybe God knew that I needed this cleaning fast to help me through this crazy week.

I’m almost 100% sure I’ll clean my house on Monday, at least I’ll vacuum and sweep the floors. The rest of my week is action packed and I won’t be home much, so hopefully I will be distracted and my home will stay in somewhat decent condition. If it doesn’t, I know it’s not the end of the world, it’s only a weekend.  So, yes, this is my update on the cleaning fast. It’s been a good week. My routine is definitely all off, but who cares! Crazy weeks come and go. That’s life. I’m just doing my best to keep moving when I need to be moving and stopping when I don’t!


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