No, we're not moving into a little pod/tiny house. I mean, our house is tiny, yes, but not that tiny.
The weather is finally warmer (hallelujah!!!) and I'm in full-on purging mode, again. Every year at this time, it my life resembles the last few weeks of pregnancy, known to so many women as 'nesting'. I am not, however, pregnant. It's just something about open windows and sunlight and gardens and plants that makes me want to clear out the clutter of life. Throw open the windows, sing with the birds, frolic in the grass...maybe not that far, but close.
This year, though, it's a bit different. After starting my capsule wardrobe last year, it started a bigger shift in my thinking. The concept of a capsule wardrobe - limited, quality pieces that I love and will last - really can be applied to life in general. And thus the giant purge of 2016 began. Just as in a capsule wardrobe, I'm keeping a few 'fun' things...in this case, a tub of baby clothes/keepsakes from both boys, a box of childhood keepsakes for me and for Jim, things like that. Things that won't get much actual use, but do have great meaning. But things like the 500 art projects, the picnic basket that is cute in concept but that we will never use because function, the books that we read once and will never read again...those things need to go.
It's utterly amazing the things one can accumulate with time, much of which sits unused, untouched or unloved. What's the point? I would much rather have fewer things and less to take care of, so that I can enjoy the time spent using those things, rather than constantly tidying, or NOT tidying, then being stressed when it gets out of control.
I'm applying this idea to blogging as well...when I have a framework for something, I work well within those borders, so I've thought of a few ideas. Capsule Living, for one. I plan to tackle different areas, such as kids' toys, kitchen items, cleaning supplies, and daily routines. Other categories I'm thinking of are "Letters to My Sons", "Green Thumb", "Motherhood", "Recipes" (specifically food-allergy friendly!), and "Ordinary Days".
Thoughts? Ideas? I'd love to hear suggestions, especially if there's something specific you'd like to read from me!
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