is the first step in the right direction
I have too much stuff, I’ve already admitted that I like having my stuff, and I know that my husband would be much happier living in a place where we only had the stuff we need. So I’m doing what I can to deal with my attachments to these things, and really work on getting rid of stuff. Continue reading
…even if you go kicking and screaming
This Sunday starts my 30 day challenge, determining what items I truly use in the kitchen. It is, however, just the tip of the iceberg, or maybe the start of an avalanche, I’m not entirely sure which. LOL Continue reading
Is our ‘stuff’ what makes us happy?
For those of you who are unfamiliar with the Waylon Jennings song, Luckenbach Texas, it is a song about getting back to the basics of love and life after discovering that being ‘successful’ is more stressful than living a simple life.
For some reason, I woke up with that song in my head, even though I haven’t heard it in years, but the idea is actually something I have really been thinking about a lot lately. We are getting ready to move into a smaller apartment, which means downsizing, aka getting rid of stuff. I have been lamenting over the fact that I am leaving a beautiful kitchen for something that just is not what I am use to. It is small, and has an electric smooth top range that looks something like this:
This stove is the catalyst to me pondering the meaning of success and what truly makes a person happy. Is it stuff? Is it people? Is it achievements? Is it money? Continue reading