I am the mother of three almost grown children, I’m married, and we just left (old news) our house of 12 years. Needless to say through this process we had to clean out the clutter. I thought we did a good job, but we didn’t. In reality we still have way more stuff than we want and or need. All these things are weighing us down and keeping us from our goal of a less stressful, more peaceful and flexible life.
I will share my progress and the many lessons I learn and along the way. My hope is that something I write about will help someone else who is facing a similar challenge. Just maybe someone is out there like me , who might need a nudge or support through this very tedious, emotional and life changing journey.
UPDATE 2016: We are still fixing our home, and working and trying to unload useless clutter. Just the paperwork from the business alone could make most people cry. Two of our three adult children are living with us, as they are saddled with college debt. I hope to post more this year, and get to a better place just all around. In so many ways, 2016 was basically a drag.
UPDATE 2015: Over the last year, of not really posting or giving myself the time of day, I’ve been reading and learning. For now I have reached the conclusion that “giving” is my goal. Whether it’s giving something physical, like a cookie, or something emotional, like support, that is what makes me the happiest. I am about to have one huge kick-ass garage sale, so I hope to be more or less finished with the de-cluttering. I will say this will no doubt be an ongoing process, as like anything, you have to stick with it for it to work.
living better with less living better inside and out.
UPDATE 2013: I have learned that everything that holds me back is inside of me. I have to clear the clutter in my head. I have to learn how to live all over again. I have to learn how to find peace and love myself, and all else will follow. I believe in all of this, but I am by no means close to that destiny. This is what I consider my work for as long as I can breathe.