A New Vision

At the start of the year, I had a vision for a new blog. Inspired by a book, Organized Simplicity by Tsh Oxenreider, and several magazines, I decided I wanted to write about living a life with more meaning and substance and less stuff and chaos. Based on my last name (and url availability), I chose Fuller Way of Life as my domain name. Well, as life would have it, the first few months of the year have certainly been “fuller,” and because of that, I haven’t found the time to actually simplify my life or get my new blog going … until now.

At the beginning of the year, all my magazines contained articles on decluttering, organizing, and eating healthier — concepts many of us are trying to incorporate into our lives.

But something happened recently that stirred the writer in me, and I feel that I must put the words and thoughts down soon or they will endlessly circle my mind and mentally drain me until I do.

To appease the muse, I am working on a post that doesn’t quite fit with my new theme, yet I feel compelled to write it. I had hoped to post it this past weekend, but I was suffering from some fibro pains and was totally drained, so I rested  instead.

Sometime this week, I will get this “special” post up, and then hopefully move on to more lighthearted content filled with tips and recommendations for healthy recipes, time-saving products, and earth-changing movements. I plan to post once a week, probably on Mondays, maybe Tuesdays. That’s my plan anyway … only time will tell what actually happens. 🙂

Meanwhile, if you were a follower of my blog “Everyday Moments,” please go ahead and follow me again here at Fuller Way of Life. I recently migrated my posts from Blogger to Word Press, which I believe will give me a lot more flexibility and will make it easier for more of you to follow me.

And if you weren’t a previous follower, I hope you will choose to follow me now. I promise I will have some interesting household suggestions, product recommendations, blogs to check out, “did you know” concepts, and more.

For example, did you know you could use removable window decals (like the ones sold for holidays) to decorate and distinguish wine and water glasses at parties or even for everyday use? It’s a quick and easy DIY project.

Do you have keys lying around the house or in a drawer that you have no idea what they go to? Check back with me next week, and I’ll tell you how you can recycle them for a good cause.

Hope your week is only as full as you wish it to be.

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4 thoughts on “A New Vision

  1. caschroader says:

    Hello Nina,
    I too am trying to organize myself to make things easier to manage around here. I find it encouraging that God is speaking to many of us in the same way. If it’s organized and not in piles, I seem to be able to focus on more important things:-)

    I noticed that you suffer from fibromyalgia. I have dealt with fibro for the past 8 or 10 years, so I understand when things don’t all get done when we want them to. May I ask, besides rest, what you do to manage your fibro?

    Blessings,
    April

    • Nina says:

      Hi April:

      Welcome to my blog. I am definitely being drawn toward simplicity and order more and more. Believe it or not, chaos and clutter contribute toward my fibro symptoms. It stresses me out, and when other things pile up in my life on top of that – flare up! I was only diagnosed about 2-1/2 years ago, but one of my sisters was diagnosed 6 years ago, and we also have a cousin in the same boat as us. So, it’s kind of good to have such a close community who understands the things we fibro folks go through.

      I have to say that when I am taking it correctly (I sometimes forget my evening pill) my medication – Savella – helps. I was on Cymbalta for a while, but it stopped helping and caused too many side effects. If I don’t get my stress levels under control though, I will continue to ache and be exhausted for quite some time. Unfortunately, I am in a slightly bad period right now; but I am working on making some changes at work that I hope will alleviate some of my stress.

      Last year, I took naps out in my car during lunchtime, which helped. Other than that, I have found that even if you are sore and tired, you have to MOVE. Whether it is Yoga or some form of stretching, walking, or even lifting weights. You especially need to do this when you are feeling good, which I believe helps build you up so that you can do it to the level you are able when you are feeling bad.

      I’m also working on eating healthier. It is a work in progress. I believe diet can affect flare-ups as well. The bottom line, we have to take care of ourselves. If you’re like me, you tend to put everyone else first and your needs second. But to be there as much as we want to be for our families and friends, we have to remember to do what we need to do to meet our own physical, emotional, and spiritual needs to refresh and restore ourselves.

      Good luck and stay in touch.

  2. caschroader says:

    Hi Nina,
    Thank you for sharing with me. I think fibro is hard to live with, but it can be done.

    I have never tried any of the meds for fibro. I tried a couple of anti-depressants a few years ago and they made things worse and really messed with me.

    I have done all the other things you mention – improved my diet, simplified my life, go for walks and work in the garden. I also stopped working outside of the home and now spend 90% of the time with my girls and 10% writing. The best improvement for my fibro is to get pregnant. And I have these sweet little girls as a bonus;-)

    Of course, I know that God has been the one to lead me through it all and I always feel my best (even if I am hurting) when I am in quiet time with Him.

    Blessings,
    April

    • Nina says:

      My sister also experienced her best fibro-free time when she was pregnant. That’s such an amazing thing. So glad to hear that you are taking care of yourself. I am working on getting my quiet time started again. You are right; it does help.

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