Washing Dishes

Apr 29, 2015

I read a super short clipping in the November issue of "O" (Oprah's Magazine), and it really stuck. It was titled "Your Sinkful of Dirty Dishes". Basically it stated, "when you wash the dishes, the dishes also wash you." That simple quote hit home for me so deeply.

I take such great joy in doing my dishes, and feel so much better after I do them. I try not to rush, usually its my last chore in the day. I buy dish soap that I enjoy the scent of, maybe even light a candle and just really take the time to scrub every last morsel of food off my dishes. I think about things letting them pass through my mind, but not really concentrating on any of them. I let go of anything bad that happened during the day, I concentrate on every breath, letting each in breath fill me up and I thank myself for taking this time for me.

I recently came across this picture and thought it was fitting.


I've really been struggling in my life lately to find that happy work/life/motherhood/family balance. I'm lucky that I get a full year of maternity leave, but I still do some stuff on the side as well as write this blog, and I'm still there for my family and kids when they need me. I've been overwhelmed lately trying to decide what needs to be done, and what doesn't.

I send big M to daycare one day a week still, and my in-laws take him one day. I generally spend one of those days cleaning, and one focusing on work stuff. The rest of the time is family time. If something comes up I'm making the effort to put it off until one of the days big M is gone and I can devote a nap or two just to that. My blog tends to fall on the back burner, and I feel like I have so many ideas bubbling in my head that I need to get out...

I want to write so many posts.. recipes.. take amazing pictures.. I know it will come eventually but for now I'm just going to concentrate on the little things and make sure I wash my dishes every night so I can be a better person the next day ;)

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