My Personal Challenge
What began as an organized method of trimming away unnecessary items from my home, has taken on a deeper meaning. I am not even a full week into my challenge, and I have learned a lot about myself. I have found that, although I am generally a very giving person, there are some areas in which I need to improve upon. The funny thing is, I can let go more freely of the larger and/or more "valuable" things than I can the stuff that no one else would probably want. I have a little bit of the "depression mentality" I guess. I look at some things and think: "I might need that for a future project", "I could never re-buy that item for what I paid for it" or "someone else might need it".
Today I worked on my craft closet downstairs. I figured that It might be a hard area for me, just as my sewing/craft room was. Both of these areas still need quite a bit of purging, but I believe that it will be easier if I move to another room tomorrow and revisit these two "zones" in a few days.
Despite the little challenges that I have faced so far, I love how it feels to let go of stuff. We can become so cluttered with things that our stuff, in a sense, "runs" us. As a friend once told me, "everything that we own, takes time-we are either cleaning it, moving it or repairing it". For me, that is a perfect reason to simplify. Time then opens up for those things that truly matter, like spending time with those you love.
So I "boogie" on....