I live a pretty simple life. I don’t go out much – dinner once a month or so. I come home from work and cook dinner, do a little crafting, watch a little TV and am in bed by 10pm – even on weekends. On weekends, we do home renovations or yard work. My entertainment budget is my gym membership. When weather permits, we may get on the bike and I’ll take my camera along to get a few shots.
I don’t party hard, shop till you drop or take elaborate vacations.
But I don’t live simply. I still have way too much “stuff”. It fills drawers, shelves, closets and is piled on flat surfaces. Every room is cluttered. I have multiples of lots of things and my bathroom is full of products I don’t use anymore – like molding paste from the short hair days. Pens that don’t write, books that I won’t read and shoes I don’t wear.
2015 will be the year to simplify – to pear down. It begins now by using up what I have. I don’t have a game plan yet but I’ll be doing some reading and researching on simplicity.
Part of the problem is getting over the two biggest hurdles – I paid good money for that and I might need that again. I still don’t have a way to get over those hurdles. I think both the shredder and the folks at the Goodwill drop off center will know me well.
If any of you have any strategies, I’m all ears! And if you’ve traveled the path to simplicity, I’d love to hear your story.