Life is a marathon, not a sprint

2012 ‘s motto : simplify

2012’s goal : letting go of stuff . I am leaning towards the minimalist philosophy of essential, function & my passion.. (Notice I used the word leaning.)

I will post what worked for me and what didn’t.  Here is plan A.

I will remove (one room at a time) everything that I can donate or sell in a garage sale (never had one, would like to have one… my stuff is mostly books and craft supplies).

I will then remove everything that does not belong into the room and place these items  in baskets labeled by room.

Remember function, need & passion. Function, need & passion. Function, need & passion.

Owning fewer (chosen) stuff but the best I can afford. Not quantity but quality. So instead of 5 sheet sets, 2 with high thread count will do. 🙂

I hope to reap the benefits of less stress , more time (less taking care of stuff) for friends & the things in my life I am passionate about. Hopefully I will save some $ that way too .No more just in case purchases.

I don’t own  knickknacks…   I own books. Lots of them.  My ” collection ” consists out of  “creative printouts”  & ” ideas” ripped out of magazines. I am glad I discovered pinterest !!! I can now  keep my creative stuff online and out of my personal living space. My kindle just gave out yesterday (5 way controller quit working for some reason) . So for now I am back dealing with physical books.  Did I mention I have lots of them?

My personal space has always been a barometer to what is going on inside of me. When my mind becomes “clogged” and/or  overwhelmed, my surrounding becomes cluttered up. You know what I mean? Anybody ?

So this is what I did today.

I looked around my bedroom and I saw books everywhere & my tv (I hardly ever watch tv). So first thing I did is, I removed the tv out of my bedroom. Bedrooms are for sleeping & cuddling. Than I started to remove books I am not reading right now (I miss my kindle … no clutter and an entire library at my fingertips and nobody knows that I am reading four books at the ame time). I than removed the stacks of work related papers on my dresser.  Seems like my bedroom is my favorite place to hang out. My laptop is there, I always read there . I occasionally listen to teaching cds or music in here…. Not often but some times. Most of my teaching tapes I listen to commuting from and to work. About that in another post.

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About simplify2012

Just an ordinary woman saved by grace.
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