This post is part of Linda G Hill’s “Stream of Consciousness Saturday”
Thanks to Pav for this prompt, “back”. Since I got back from our European adventure, I’ve had a strong desire to cut back on my possessions. When I was in France, I had, for a whole month, a wardrobe which consisted of 12 items of clothing. And I really felt freed by that. I didn’t truly miss all the clothes in my closet at home. I want that sort of freedom at home too! I realize that life is not a vacation, but I have this weight, this feeling that if I could just get rid of all the stuff around me, then I could think better, be more organized with my time, get more accomplished, read more, write more, not feel burdened by unfinished projects taunting me from the depths of my closets, distracting me from doing the things that I really find important. In short, I could finally relax knowing that all the bills are on time, all the meetings and appointments are scheduled so I won’t forget or miss any, all the things around me are things that I need and/or love. I think it would be beautiful and peaceful.
Today I missed the SoCS on Saturday because I was spending some time getting rid of a large portion of my clothes. I already feel better and can’t wait to move on to the next “target.”
Anyway, today I was thinking about cutting back, cutting back, cutting back!
Et vous, chers lecteurs ? What do you think about the relationship between having too much stuff in your house and having too much stuff in your mind? Do you feel more peaceful in a space with just your favorite things and no extras, or do you like having a lot of things around you?