Here it is...winter 2022. Happy holidays! All the best in the new year.
My declutter project has been going well with no longer needed items finding new homes and new owners. The end result is more space and less clutter. Now there is more breathing room and freed up energy (formally used up with background stress related to having too much stuff). Still have closets and basement to edit. I have also edited how I use my time and energy. The key factor driving this endeavor has been my need to have a more simplified daily life and more energy for more creative time.
Three garage sales, on-going donations, and sharing items with neighbors and friends have been made easier by the ability to let things go. It has taken a lot of organizing and a lot of work to stay on track to meet my goals. Do I need the bike I no longer ride? Do I want to bake like I used to or entertain with dinners or parties? Should I be climbing a very tall extension ladder?
I have had conversations with friends and family about this autumn stage of our lives. I live where there are distinct seasons. Autumn is typically a time to slow down in the garden as it prepares for winter. Also a time to allow for a balance of rest and activity. Shorter days and cooler weather require a change of pace.
I will be posting vintage items and sandplay miniatures soon. Stay warm, stay healthy.