Loooong time no see! I didn’t mean to disappear from this little corner of the internet, I just lost the desire to share on the blog for awhile. I have realized that my posts were becoming more about what I thought my readers would want to read, and less about what I felt like actually sharing. I was starting to feel obligated to write certain posts, even if it wasn’t what I felt like talking about.
I’ve been too busy exploring the mountains!!
Anyways, a lot has happened in life since my last post, and I could update you on a ton, but there is something specific that has inspired me to start writing again, and that is what I want to share.
Josh and I have been feeling like we are at this weird spot in life, where we are just waiting for the next thing to happen. Like, we are done with where we are currently at, but not quite ready to move to the next new thing … does that make sense? I guess an easier way to explain it, is life kind of feels like its been in limbo lately.
I think there are quite a few things that have contributed to this, but some of the major ones are…
-We have been contemplating and discussing moving for years, but the time has never been quite right. I still don’t feel like the time is right, but we would love a new house eventually, and we want to start getting our house ready to sell.
-We want to have another baby soon, but I’m not quite ready to be pregnant yet.
-Josh isn’t loving his job, but doesn’t feel like the time is right to leave, and he doesn’t know what else he would like to do
-Our finances have been pretty tight and we would love a change in that area
-We would both like to go back to school, but it doesn’t seem feasible with our current lifestyle
We don’t feel ready to make any of these major life changes, but we want to take some steps to get ourselves ready.
We have decided to get rid of all the things in our life that are getting in the way of where we want to be. Things that take up time, space, thoughts, or whatever.
I came across The 21 Day Journey into Minimalism on The Minimalists blog a few months ago and thought the idea sounded cool, but also pretty crazy. I never thought it was something I would want to do, but the idea has just stuck with me. I mentioned it to Josh one day and he was instantly on board. He loves getting rid of stuff.
The 21 Day Journey calls for a “packing party”. To paraphrase, a “packing party” involves packing up everything that you own in boxes as though you are going to move. Then, you unpack only the items that you need as you need them. Everything else stays in boxes. After a week or so of using only the items that you need, you go through all the items that are still packed, and either toss, sell, give away, or donate them.
We will be making some changes to the 21 day plan to suit us, but overall we will be falling it fairly closely. I thought it would be fun to document it and be able to look back on it later.
Stay tuned for Day #1!