Monday, April 22, 2019
Me On A Monday - April 22nd
It's spring & like most people I'm into a mindset of spring cleaning. I've seen a lot of posts about de-cluttering. I've also read on the subject of why we stuff our homes & ourselves with things. It has made for some interesting reading but it has also made me feel very much like a failure at life & a contributor to the world's ills. I'm going to stop reading those books, un-subscribe to the daily/weekly emails about de-cluttering & opt out of those FaceBook groups - thank you but I'm good for now.
One phrase that popped up repeatedly on uTube vids, blog posts & books were "De-own so no need to de-clutter" . A lofty goal for sure. I know that there are experts in the field of de-cluttering, down sizing & sparking joy but for now I'm going to strike out on my own path of what I need to do with all my stuff. I know it is not an overnight cure/fix. I also know I do not want to be a minimalist or live in a home reflecting nothing about me. I think it is good to stop, pause before a purchase; do I really need or is this a want, is the want to fill something else that is missing or hurting. Sorry to my crafting stores but I'll be absent for a few weeks/months. In sorting through clothes, I've made a list of the things I need & have decided that is where my dollars will go for a few months, but really shopping for some new bras isn't as exciting as shopping for some new stamps or scrap paper!
So sorting through all my scrapping stuff I've made some discoveries & with the resolve of using, I've made a few pages for my "Month Of Numbers" 2019 project. They are not turning into works of arts, but it is clearing through some of the bits & bobs that aren't really favourites. I've completed February's & March's page & have set up the pages for April & May. Here's what March look like.