My word for the year is simplify. I’ve decided that 2015 is the year to simplify my life, not that is overly complex, but like many people over the years I seem to have accumulated too many possessions and things that I no longer really need. I live in an apartment and it is starting too feel cluttered, I feel weighed down by it, so it’s time to take action.
I’ve made a good start over the Christmas break – two bags of clothing have been given to charity with more to come. I doubt I’m ever going to be a size 12 again…SIGH.
I also sorted all my fabric stash which is quite small and I intend to keep it that way. It’s very orderly now, sorted by colour and style i.e. solids, stripes, florals etc. Fabric scraps have also been semi sorted by size waiting for some projects during the year.
The hardest part is making decisions about books. They have always been my passion and I find it hard to part with them. I have slowly been giving away fiction, but even those hold memories for me. I always buy a novel set in a country that I’m about to travel to and when I look at my shelves it reminds me of wonderful travel experiences over the years.
My cookbook collection has been recently sorted with about 20 given away, more to do there.
Wish me luck!
Do you have a word for this year? I’d love to hear about it.