"Everything changed the day she realized there was exactly enough time
for what was important in her life."
We have paired down... alot. And yet; with our impending move... it seems like there is still so much stuff! Perhaps not so; compared to some people... but certainly more than I feel comfortable hanging on to.
These past few days... I have been packing books. Between us all... I think we have around 30-35 boxes of books. Now granted, we have very little furniture, not much in the way of household stuff... but lots of craft supplies... and whoa... books. Alot of which... I haven't even read yet.
And I got to thinking... what is it (we/I) are making time for?
I am not a hoarder... not by any stretch. But I know alot of them... and my family is full of them.
These past years have been a lesson in what do I really need... what do I really want.
And I've made great progress towards that end... but looking at our stack of book boxes... makes me realize there is still much to be done.
It's a process.
Whenever I think about making a purchase these days... foremost in my mind is always... do I really need it... do I really want it... do I have room for it... which I think is a good thing.
Minimizing my "footprint"... making room for things that are really important to me... being able to use what I have... being content.
For so long... I think ... and I think alot of people do this... I was trying to find contentment in stuff. Now... it's in the experience :)