|Credit Viktor Koen New York Times|
“Imagine what the world would look like if we pursued our dreams rather than more stuff.” -Tammy
There is no place like home. No matter where I travel to, no matter how huge the hotel room is, or how beautiful the scenery of a vacation getaway can be, nothing compares to my apartment in Brooklyn. The minute I step into my home I get the “ahh” feeling. Its my relaxation place, its my humble abode.
Lately, the home has not been so sweet and I am not too happy about that Clutter is my enemy. I am on a mission to live clutter free. I certainly do not need a lot of the things I own. I don’t need 50 plates, pots, spoons, towels, sheets, etc. At this point, I have pots haunting me in my dreams. Its aggravating, stressing, and overwhelming.
A couple of weeks ago, as I was reading the Sunday New York Times I stumbled upon an incredible story. Tammy, (of Rowdy Kittens) , and her husband were set to live simply. Once deep in debt, 2 cars, a tons of items, Tammy and her husband began to let go one item at a time.
And then I came to an “aha” moment. I can do this too! I am not sure if I can accomplish living on 100 things but I am going to give it a try.
I am setting the deadline to be New Years Eve. It will be a gift or should I say a non-gift to myself and my family.
I can feel the weights lifting as we speak, the thought of accomplishing this goal brings a smile to my face. I certainly know that things cannot make me happy. Stuff is stuff is stuff and I am going to get rid of stuff for good. I also believe that less things will make me very happy. I am looking forward to a clutter free life and home.