It's been a couple of years ago now that I started my life transformation.
Many of you have been with me through the whole blasted thing.
It really wasn't a conscious 'I'm starting Monday' type of a transformation - it was more of a 'this ain't working for me anymore' kinda thing.
I started with the house.
Too many hobbies.
I was stufficating.
I gave the whole place a clean sweep. After I finished the house - I worked on my body - decluttering that - then my mind - decluttering that.
It's been an incredibly journey of priorities changing, shining light into mental blind spots, realizing that less is truly more and learning that a bank account full of happiness and peace is more satisfying to me than money.
It's time for Phase 2.
I still feel like I'm stufficating.
I still have too much 'stuff', and yet I have less than most people I know - but it still seems like too much.
I'm determined to die with next to nothing...ha! I don't want to be one of those old ladies that passes away and the family has to come in with a dumpster and deal with all of my stuff.
This time - I'm being brutal. Nothing is safe. Yesterday, I opened my Tupperware cabinet and it all tumbled down on me. Girls - no one needs 38 plastic containers.
They shall disappear very soon.
The garden is over stuffed, I've been digging things out and simplifying it.
Thanks to thrift stores and yard sales, I have way too many clothes. I bought things that I liked but didn't love, just because they were in good condition and cheap - it's still a waste of money if you don't wear them.
It's a little (a lot) overwhelming to think of where to start, isn't it?
I started in the bathroom yesterday - cause I knew I could just finish it up quick and it would feel like I finished something.
It actually felt really good to just throw it away.
|My ultimate dream - although I know Glenco would never go for it : -)|
I've decided that Pinterest, magazines and other blogs are pornography for housewives. I think at times, if we aren't careful - it truly promotes 'more is better' and we will constantly feel that we are less than because we don't have everything we need to set an elaborate table setting for every season and holiday. It takes a LOT of stuff to do that.
Am I the only one that lived for years in a state of discontent whilst reading Martha Stewart magazines?
Am I the only one that was a raging lunatic that my family didn't want to be around on Thanksgiving because I was trying to make everything 'perfect'?
Oftentimes, I think we focus on our homes being perfectly decorated at the expense of our hearts and relationships being cluttered, or bare and poorly 'decorated'.
A tidy home filled with love and laughter is the coziest of all, if you ask me.
I'm determined to only keep those things that I find useful, necessary and beautiful.
I want to find the balance of being deliberately simple, yet cozy and warm.
Who's with me?
What are you gonna get rid of today?