Certain events have begun to focus my mind on my need to finish the big clear-out, mainly that I might need to leave my flat in September when I go back to university. Hopefully I will still be able to find a way around that issue (WHY WON’T ANYONE RENT MY SPARE ROOM?!?) but the extra incentive has meant another clear out this weekend, which is always a good thing!
Last week I went on a bit of a rant about NYE resolutions, and how if you are happy with life just maybe keep things as you are. But in it I mentioned about how if there is something you are unhappy with, try to identify it and make a change or changes to help solve that unhappiness.
Have you ever started something and then wished you hadn’t?
So I keep a little Excel sheet of my items that I am getting rid of as part of the new 100 game, and on it I also note down blog ideas for the future. I have a little note on it right now saying “New Year’s Resolutions (12/02) – Link back to blog New Items 37 to 56)”. Now I remember why I wrote that note; 12th Feb is 6 weeks after the New Year, and I was going to update on my progress on my NYE resolutions and talk a bit more about expanding my interests beyond throwing my possessions away… BUT I CAN’T REMEMBER WHAT MY SPECIFIC NYE RESOLUTIONS WERE. EPIC FAIL.
A small exercise in tidying up my getting ready area led me to two big realisations on my minimalist adventures…
Last year when I moved into my flat, I was greeted with the site of some truly hideous, dirty, ill fitting curtains in both bedrooms. They were quickly taken down in the back bedroom to be replaced by something that actually keeps to cold and light out (two fairly fundamental areas that the old curtains failed in), but lingered for a while in the front room. However both pairs have now been re-purposed for a new life and been given fresh purpose; truly they can claim that they now “I block light, therefore I am (a curtain)”.
I MADE A THING. AND IT WASN’T A TOTAL FUCK UP!!