I’m curious, do you regularly invite guests (friends, family or acquaintances) over for a meal? Or even a game night?
We have lived in our house for nearly eight years and outside of holidays I can count the times on one hand that we have entertained.
Ugh.. I hate to admit that out loud.
I tell myself it’s because we’re always in the middle of a renovation on one part of the house or another, but really, it’s probably mostly because I’m an introvert AND a perfectionist. Well actually, it’s because I don’t want to clean. LOL
Dang flippin’ dust.
I think about the dusty, exposed window weights in my bathroom window, the raw wood in the kitchen that needs to be sanded and painted etc. and the chairs in the living room that I haven’t got around to painting. Then there’s the couch that I want to replace, the kitchen that I’m in the middle of painting and the monster crack on the dining room table (we’re going to build us another table, but it comes after the kitchen). Double ugh.
And did I mention I don’t want to clean?
I realize that my focus is wrong. All wrong.
And that I care significantly more about my mess than others would but it still holds me back.
Entertaining should be about sharing our home and spending quality time with those we care about or getting to know new friends a little better. (Blah, blah, blah. lol)
Sooo, I’m going to challenge myself. (This is how I handle things I know I need to work on.)
My challenge is to invite company over within the next thirty days. (yikes)
AND I’m not going to stress about getting the dining room table fixed before hand or all the other half done projects around the house.
I’m going to cook a simple meal and just enjoy our company.
And most of all, I’m not going to regret posting this two minutes after I hit- publish. LOL
(Who am I and where did the real Catrina go?)
SOOOO… will YOU join me in the challenge?
We all know it’s important to break bread together but if you’re struggling in this area too, will you take my 30-day challenge?
Will you commit to inviting friends or family into your home in the next 30 days?
If you’re joining me, I would LOVE to hear about it!
Feel free to leave a comment below or let me know on my Facebook page.
Just know that I’m going to keep you accountable. Lol If we say-yes, then we doing it!!
We got this! :-)
Although not in the past year, I regularly had friends for meals, to stay or visit. Having friends or strangers over has always been an incentive to clean. My best memory of being invited to someone’s home as a stranger from church was a family, who opened their hearts to us. They got some fish and chips from a nearby shop and warmly welcomed us. It was simple but left such a warm glow inside. They were welcoming and cared about us as people not to entertain. People will always remember how you made them feel, not by how clean your house is.
You’re exactly right, “people will always remember how you made them feel, not by how clean your house is.” And fish and chips?!? Definitely in my top five fav meals of all time. Lol