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Simplicity

October17

This was written back in June but is still quite applicable

I have so many thoughts rushing through my brain and the main theme seems to be simplicity. I want to de-junk my life. I am starting with physically de-junking and simplifying my house. I am also planning on switching to online billing since I seem to gather a lot of paper mail. I have so many things that seem so difficult to let go of.  I am hoping I can get myself down to one “memory box”. I want to take everything out of my closet except clothes and shoes. I cleaned out our storage unit yesterday. I brought a whole van load of stuff to DI it felt good to let go of all that stuff. I keep trying to come up with questions to help me let go. Like, when was the last time I used this, in five years will I even remember that I had this, will I miss it when its gone, do I really need this, and other questions like these. I am beginning to love emptiness and simplicity. My life has become increasingly crazy, cluttered, and busy.

Fast forward four months to the present. I have kept my kids room relatively in the same condition as the last picture and I have achieved getting my closet down to only clothes, shoes, and our safe that holds our important documents and such. I also took a lot of stuff out of the office closet. Unfortunately I haven’t let go of most of that stuff yet because I just shoved it all into the storage unit that was clean back in June and now cannot even be opened without fear of things falling out onto you. So I need to have another go at all that STUFF and see how much more I can actually get rid of. It is so freeing to get rid of things. I don’t know why it is so hard to do. I just make all these excuses about why I need to keep all this JUNK. Also I think that children’s toys magically reproduce during the night because we keep getting more and I don’t know where they all come from. I am getting ready to do another purge because we definitely have way too many and I know they don’t even play with most of them.

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“Simplicity”

  1. Avatar October 29th, 2010 at 3:32 pm Kimmel Tippets Says:

    De junking is hard to do. I have been slowly building up to it as I’ve gotten older…mainly because Shane doesn’t want me to be a pack rat and a agree with him. Definitely ask yourself those important questions…I unfortunately have ONE thing I got rid of that I wish I hadn’t and now it haunts me. I’m still willing to get rid of stuff though…I’d rather be simple and free!


  2. Avatar November 1st, 2010 at 8:25 pm amy leone Says:

    I started on-line billing a few years ago, it took a bit to get used to it, but now I love it! I can even send myself reminders of when my bills are due via email so I never forget. I also believe it played a HUGE part in me paying our credit card debt off. When I got paper bills, I never paid extra on them, when I did it online, if I had extra money I put it on the bill, it was easy to just do a quick electronic payment online!
    The part about letting go of stuff I am not too good with yet! I still have huge totes full of Jami and Alainas stuff from school, although I did throw alot away when I went through it for their grad parties!


  3. Avatar November 3rd, 2010 at 5:33 pm angela Says:

    Love it Alecia! Funny how I remember when it looked that way! Great Job! I love the updating you have done with the dresser and side tables. I will have to post some pictures of my new projects/ remakes of furniture!


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I am a 25 year old mother of 2 crazy little boys. I am blessed to be able to stay home and care for my boys.  My oldest is three and my little one is almost 2. They definitely keep me busy. My oldest son who I will call Mercury is quite a a handful he is very spirited, creative, and energetic. He is always looking for something to get into which makes for lots of fun blog posts. My younger son who I will call Zeal is a beautiful toddler and is always following in his big brothers footsteps. Right now he is into whatever Mercury is into but adds his own little personality to the mix. This blog will basically be about my adventures in parenting and trying to run a household. As I am a Latter Day Saint and also plan on homeschooling you may also hear tidbits about these and other interests as well. Happy Reading!