I have learned so much since my very first blog post, Get rid of everything…, last June. Yesterday completed 365 days of blogging. 222 posts were published. People from Malaysia, Nicaragua, Afghanistan, Jordan, Australia and over 50 other countries have read my crap! It’s exhilarating. It’s motivating. It’s rewarding.
No matter what anyone tells you, the key to getting organized first starts with reducing.The belief that a new shelving unit or whatever will help you contain your thousands of “insert crap here” is bologna. Just reduce, reduce, reduce. North Americans bought into an unsustainable lifestyle. Shopping as entertainment. If one is great then six is better. If our neighbours have such and such so should we. NO. It’s the time we spend with our family and friends that will make our lives full. It’s a day at the park. It’s a concert or a play. Or whatever makes you happy.
I want a home that is ready for company any day at any time. I want to be able to look on my kitchen counters with pride. So I still have a long way to go.
“There will be a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning.” – Louis L’Amour
As I look around our home I feel pride at what has been accomplished. There definitely is less stuff. The goal is not to have a sterile home with nothing in it. But what will be left will be useful or treasured. Tidy and neat.
We are still decreasing our debt and hope to be out of it soon. We are able to breathe a bit more.
I asked the love of my life, my husband Mike, for a quote for this blogaversary post. Here it is…
“No comment” – Mike
He has been very supportive of my blogging. Sometimes I am a steamroller when I get an idea in my head so for that I am very apologetic to him. He humours me when I decide never to buy “whatever” ever again. He keeps his mouth shut when I might be doing something he thinks is a little out there.
I am thankful for this blog and all the people who take time out of their busy days to visit it. It’s therapeutic.
So please join me for another year of my crap. I love comments and discussions, ideas and suggestions. Follow me on Facebook or Twitter. I plan on doing a lot this year. This is only the beginning!
“The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.” – Henry Miller
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