So, with impending life changes ahead and much of my life excess I wanted to leave behind, in January of this year I made the decision to get rid of half my belongings. Like....I really, really, really wanted to. But I was really, really, really afraid I just... wouldn't.
I mean, if history is any indication, there have been several attempts to reduce my consumption, to shop less and let go of much I was holding onto simply because I felt guilty for buying it in the first place. To hold on to it meant I hadn't wasted my time and money. And I SHOULD hold on to it all just in case of that unforeseeable , come-to-the-rescue need in the future when I'd be so glad I had it on hand.
But, my #wonderwomangoals are behind me, and I now want to DO things, rather than accumulate things. I want to explore other places and start moving into the next chapter of my life with less to manage.
My goal was to reduce my possessions by half by June of this year. That meant going through every room, every space, every closet, every drawer and eliminate by half. That did not include my daughters' rooms and possessions or my husbands clothing and personal items. I laid out a 6 month schedule, allowing for planned vacations and time away and assigned each space a date. I pretty much stuck to the schedule, sometimes switching the order, but in the end, I did it.
It is finished.
I want to thank you all for your encouraging words and feedback as I've trucked on through this journey of letting go. If any of you are wanting to have less in order to live more, I hope this gives you some bit of inspiration. There are those of you who have given me TREMENDOUS inspiration and the motivation to
Finish. It. With heartfelt thanks and gratitude...
Jeanmare and Cristy are creators and contributors of the Living Simply Nourished Blog. Grab a cup of tea (or coffee!), find a cozy spot, scroll around, read some stories, find some inspiration, and enjoy!
Search our blogs