Wednesday, January 31, 2007

We're Moving...

And not blogs! Knitnana, Nana Sadie Rose, and crew are in the process of changing physical abodes.

There'll be light and air (especially AIR!!), space...this lovely townhome is vintage (suits Nana Sadie Rose, doncha think? as she's pretty vintage, too!), with hardwood floors and a quaint, yet large kitchen. And storage galore - which I don't completely understand considering the age of the place. The two really don't go together, but there you go...

Every thing is in turmoil. There are empty boxes stacked high in every free space, and even some that are finally packed (this isn't a happy process for me, but I don't know anyone who likes it). When you consider the limited space I'm in now...well, it's a tad bit TIGHT in here...

But it's giving me another opportunity to re-evaluate the "stuff" of my life, another chance to practice my voluntary simplicity philosophy...

How much is enough? Do you know what "enough" is for you? It's really such a personal decision - no one can tell you what the definition is, you simply have to come to it yourself. I've spent years reducing...seeing things creep back up again, then reducing once more. It's hard. But freeing when you can realize that you've really less than when you started all those years ago (11 for me!).

Fabric and yarn do not enter into the discussion. I have what I have. Fabric comes in based on sales orders for the business, yarn right now is on hold for Knit from Your Stash, so it's slowly being used.

So: I cannot give up my CD and tape (!) collection, nor my books. And my bear collection is finally going to have the space to come out and play (in an antique cradle that is a family piece - there's been no room for it for years...). But I'm paring down the wardobe considerably (I've put together a certain "uniform" over the years, and might as well give up the rest, if I eventually lose the weight, I'll just buy new, till then, someone else can get the benefit from it!). The blue & white china stays as well. The magazines I used to collect, well, many of those are on their way out.

And the stuff of a lifetime, and my mom's lifetime before me, well much isn't worth keeping after all.

In all this new space, what a lovely idea to try and "keep things light!"

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

It is so important to keep things light. Material goods are really not that important. What a freeing realization that can be.

chris said...

Sounds like you're off to a great start - can't wait to see pictures of your new home!

Ruinwen said...

I'm glad you found a new place with no smoke! Can't wait to see after you've unpacked!

Ruinwen
:)