Here I am at Day 4 of NaBloPoMo, Beginnings. See the link on my sidebar for more information.
Today was the beginning of my resolution to regain order in my home. For those who don't know, I am a hoarder. Before you all pass out, because I know you've seen those TV shows or the commercials... NO, I do not have rotting food in my fridge, dead animal carcasses, racoons living in my house (aka Grey Gardens). In fact, I don't have any pets at this time, though that will change one day. I do have an overabundance of "stuff" that I have collected over the years. Even with donating box after box of things to charities, I still have excess.
My love of books has taken over the house. I am going to stop buying and start reading what I have. The best-loved will stay. Those that are a one-time fun read will be sold or donated to a library.
I have baskets, boxes, drawers, and shelves filled with things that I plan to use for art and craft projects. If I have not created a piece of art by July, I will be having a big yard sale so someone else can dream of being artsy/craftsy. Even if I do actually start creating pieces, all that good junk needs to be labeled and organized.
I've been giving away family keepsakes, knickknacks, photos, etc. to other family members I know will treasure them. I've had to ask myself, how much can one old girl enjoy? Really. I have dreams of simplifying. And yes, it's been on my resolution list before. The difference is that my heart is ready for a big change. One of these days, there will be photos to document the changes.
Now, about those other resolutions... yes, there are a couple but this is the big one for 2012! Simplify, Organize, and Enjoy the Journey.
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