Keep it Clean

I’ve been busy with the baby and cleaning today. My space got messy over the weekend so I’ve been tidying up whenever the princess gave me permission.

Anyhow, that means I’m going to use a quote for today’s motivation. Yeah, I know, Monday is already over. Come back to this post tomorrow morning 🙂

From The War of Art by Steven Pressfield, who describes his messy living arrangements in the back of a Chevy van, emphasis mine:

The professional cannot live like that. He is on a mission. He will not tolerate disorder. He eliminates chaos from his world in order to banish it from his mind. He wants the carpet vacuumed and the threshold swept, so the Muse may enter and not soil her gown.

Tidy living is important. Don’t neglect it.

Clean before bed and wake up to a fresh ambiance. Tidy after yourself in the morning so you can come back to a peace-inducing home.

You don’t have to wash the floorboards and dust everyday, but, be mindful of your living environment because cleanliness [or messiness] reproduces itself in other areas of life.

With love,
Mama X

Moxie (noun): force of character, determination, or nerve.

This is my third installation for Moxie Monday. I started Harvesting Hope as a way to contrast life struggles to the more powerful hope. I’ve found courage in sharing my story (see my early posts) and want to keep that going by sparking the flame in others. These Monday posts are motivational in essence to start off a great week!

Last week’s here.


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I am a Hopemade Woman because I hope for the promise of life through Jesus. This hope is what drives me! I am a creative romantic with big dreams of successfully merging the homemaker life, the blogger life and a spicy dash of the entrepreneurial life. What can I say? I like to juggle and that is okay--I am learning at all times, as you'll soon find out. I blog to share this hope with other women and mommas.

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