I'm changing.

I seem to be turning a new leaf. My life the past few months has been all about purging- getting rid of junk. I think it started right before I had Bodhi. One morning I woke up, looked around and realized I had So. Much. Stuff. Too much, in fact. So the purging began. It's hard for me to let go of things, but it's becoming easier. And let me tell you, it feels amazing!! I pick something up and ask myself- Do I really love this? Can I live without this? Have I even used this in the past week/ month/ year/ or ever?? I've taken trunks and trunks to the thrift store, and there's still more to go!

My husband is a fine example to me. He is prudent about his purchases. He researches, studies, thinks and waits before he buys something. Once again, totally opposite of me, yet something I want to be more like.

Some good reads that have inspired me lately:
MAV's words on closet clean outs.
This lady.
Amy's inspiring post about thoughtful purchases.

Happy Friday, friends! It's a beautiful day today.

Oh, and if you've never met me in person and care to see how awkward I am, have a look here. Right around 1min. 18sec.


pencilfox said...

i feel the change happening within me, also....
and: it feels good to purge, to clean out the excess.

loving your photos.
loving you.

Lindsay said...

I got rid of a bunch of stuff right before our big move last year, and I'm sad to say I regret a lot of it. It's stuff I'm getting on without, but stuff I miss having (but thought I wouldn't). I'm glad you're taking the time to sort through your things. I think it's good for the psyche. :)

Julia said...

ditto to everything you've written here, amber! i am working really hard on organizing our home this year, and that means getting rid of lots of stuff. it feels so good!

Anonymous said...

Your photos take my breath away! I too must purge and usually have a hard time with it. My hubby is much better at it as well. Good luck!

Karly said...

I must say, good for you! It's hard for me to get rid of things too, but I'm trying. I've spent my life acquiring new but never getting rid of the old and it's suffocating! It does feel good to lighten the load, however slowly.

natalie said...

i've been having similar thoughts about our stuff. i think i might start purging this weekend!

ps. LOVED seeing you. so stinkin' cute.