The new Ikea catalog came today. This is always fun: looking at the new affordable household perker-uppers, fabrics, lamps, and storage gizmos. But this time it was all somebody else’s fantasy. We are here for eight more months and then comes the tag sale, the storage room, and the trip abroad with one suitcase.
I love catalogs but now am recycling the early Fall glossies with barely a glance. Our focus now is on living lean, minimalizing, offloading, getting rid of as much as possible. Sometimes I rip things out of the closet and into the Goodwill bag. Other times I glance at piles of papers and whatnots stacked beneath desks and end tables and just ignore them all. The time will come. But the reality is that the time is coming, really, really fast.
Eugenia Askren said:
What is that old Who song…” I’ m FREE!! I am FREE!!!… and freedom tastes of reality..” ? Seems like “living- lite” IS next up in the goals starting block. I feel relieved just reading about it in the planning stages.
Adventures We Seek said:
We love getting rid of all of our stuff each time we move and starting from scratch! Someday it will be nice to have some fully planted roots, but right now, we are enjoying the ride!
Louise Lague said:
This makes me feel better! How often have we been tempted to dump everything and start over?