Even though I am striving for a more simplified life, I can’t help but be drawn in by beautiful things I see everywhere (in stores, on Amazon, etc.)
Rather than try and cram everything into our small apartment, I thought it’d be a little wiser to share them here. That way we can all “ooh and ahh” together, and then those of us who have room can partake 🙂
I think sometimes as adults we forget how good daydreaming can be. You know? When I was a kid, I actually pursued daydreaming.
I’d rush to finish a test in class so I could savor those extra few minutes where there wasn’t enough time to start a new task, so I had to just sit there quietly and daydream. Same with every car ride I ever took.
Can we all make a promise to try and save a little time for daydreaming? My best daydreams used to help me concoct recipes and names for dolls and future plans. Who knows what they could do now?
Every year around the holidays, I’m sucked in by the pretty red and green wrapping paper. And every January, I realize how much extra Christmas paper I have…and that it’s pretty much useless for a whole year.
In my continued efforts to simplify my life, I have dubbed 2016 the first year of simplified wrappings.
How’s your mending pile looking these days? Mine’s horrendously huge. Or maybe you don’t like or know how to mend clothes, so even if it’s your favorite shirt that’s damaged, it’s to the donate or trash pile.
This is the time of year when I start thinking about my goals for the following year. Last year my goal was to focus on downsizing and getting rid of things I don’t use. I consistently worked all year on that and can now say it’s just part of how I clean.
I want to add another goal to my list, one that can be carried throughout my whole life. This quote perfectly sums up my 2016 goal of being kinder to and more patient with myself — to focus on the big picture instead of what’s right in front of me. Who’s with me?