Just a quick note to say I successfully navigated the aisles of Walmart yesterday AND I DIDN’T BUY A THING! I wasn’t even tempted. Progress I’d say!
I also went through my shelf of “Noni Books” that I’d carted around for the past 14 years. I was a teacher for many years and amassed a small library of favorite books that I thought I’d read to my grandkids one day. Well, that day has come and I don’t really want to read or own ALL of the books. I made three piles; keep, give to homeschooling daughter, give to school library. I now have a nice orderly shelf with only my very favorite stories – less than a dozen.
It feels so good to keep only those books that I know I will use over the next several years while the boys are young. They will be read and enjoyed. Then I will give those away.
With each shelf cleared and each box donated I feel freedom. Less stuff. Less clutter. Less to dust. Less to pack and carry to my next step along the road.
I have a dream. A home of my own. A bit of land to cultivate. Quality of life not quantity of possessions. Minimizing my possessions is part of that dream.