Over the past two years I’ve been trying to simplify my life.
Okay, I’ve been talking about that sort of simplification for a long time but after being downsized in 2009, I’ve had more incentive to actually follow through on this goal.
Here is an image I created at Polyvor to represent the kind of area in my house that would add the kind simplicity and serenity I’m seeking.
I’m sure that with a place like this I could think great thoughts, write great stories, create interesting projects.
The problem is: even though I’m getting rid of a lot of “stuff”, I’m also accumulating other things to replace it.
But I’m getting better, I’ve learned there are some stores it simply isn’t safe for me to spend over ten or fifteen minutes browing. Plant nurseries, hardware stores, craft stores and thrift stores would top that list. I love spending time in each of these places but find that, given too much shopping time, I come away with a lot of impulse purchases that find their way into various storage boxes in the hope I will complete those projects I visualized.
Right now, I have a bunch of projects in progress and the clutter is beginning to disturb me.
So, this week my goal is to do some house cleaning–oh the horror–and simplify my space.
Maybe this will also eliminate some of the static in my mind that is interfering with my writing.
I’ll let you know how this works out.
Posted on September 25, 2011, in Home and Garden, The Upside of Downsizing, Writing and tagged arts and crafts, clutter, house cleaning, organization, simplicity, writing. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.