I will be perfectly honest, sweetie~pies: I look around my home and feel totally overwhelmed by all the “stuff” that I see. I'm flitting about from one damn thing to the next, barely landing in one place, like the proverbial butterfly ~ and I am awfully tired of it all. Thankfully I have been doing a fair bit of thinking and decision-making these past few weeks, and have finally reached a point in my head where I know that it's the right time for me to start decluttering and downsizing all the collections of this, that and the other that I have started.
I feel like I am finally coming out of a tunnel into the light and fresh air. Of course I do realise that this has been of my own making, but at the time it felt so comforting and safe. It’s almost as if I have been wrapping myself up in all this "stuff" for some kind of protection ~ which on reflection I rather think I have, my loves. It has certainly been an easier path to take than sorting myself out, that’s for sure! But the clearing/sorting out of my wardrobe and drawers has given me an incredible boost; I was absolutely amazed at how much better I felt for having done it.
I also realise that it must seem rather incongruous, sweetie~pies, to be talking about decluttering and downsizing hot-on-the-heels of the recent posts showing my summer acquisitions ~ and I have to tell you that there are more photos to upload and post yet! But my plan isn’t to stop collecting; rather it is to confine myself to those things that I truly love and which give me the most pleasure. Although I have not yet physically sorted anything out, I have made some tentative decisions on what will be going and what will be staying. And even that small first step has lightened the load which I feel I have been carrying on my shoulders and in my mind. This decluttering/downsizing exercise will be carried out in The Shed at some point as well. First things first, though,
~ concentrate on getting the house sorted out to start with ;-) Sharon
There are to be even more changes in my life over the coming weeks/months and I will share them with you later, my loves, as they happen. In the meantime, you will no doubt be looking forward to seeing the results of the downsizing and decluttering ~ I am certainly looking forward to sharing the process with you!