I've spent the past two weeks packing and moving into a new residence after 12 years at my old house. As I continued sorting into my three piles...giveaways, keepers, Goodwill...I realized just how much "stuff" was cluttering my home, my life.
We work the majority of our lives to pay bills and surround ourselves with things that somehow make us feel better, worthy, if you will, to be in society.
My "stuff" was an antique vase collection, clothing, kids' accomplishments through school, baby clothes--the first pair of shoes, the dedication/baptism outfits, more cookbooks than I could ever imagine using...all for one recipe! Well, you can imagine how many bags of trash were taken to the curb!
Moving is never easy, and at my age quite difficult, actually. I saw years of my life being tossed away, given away because it was only "priceless" to me, no one else. Yet, what do I do? I buy more shelving to accommodate the "stuff" that's left!
Because of this move and health issues, I've not written since December. Acorn Hills fans, rest assured Special Occasions will be out early fall if not before. Jillian's story is coming together quite nicely. If you'd like to be one of the first to read snippets, see the cover, get in on special giveaways, consider signing up for my newsletter. Complete the form on the home page here on my website. Easy peasy!
Well, until next time...be kind to yourself. Consider a cull of your "stuff" to make room for the new possibilities.