Grief

Small and Quick Declutter – Project Fewer Things Day 2

So, it’s day two and I’m still going.  I’m going slowly, but making progress.

Day one, I basically just cleaned the living room with a eye towards throwing out anything I could.  I did the easy things, things I was happy to throw away, but just hadn’t really thought to do before. The surface was clean enough to put up Christmas decorations.  The shelves are a bit less crowded, but I still had five drawers to do.img_8137

SMALL AREA

I needed to work and rest today, but I didn’t want to loose momentum, so I tried two different small projects.  First we did a small area, a living room drawer.  I didn’t take a before, but this drawer was too crowded to open.  Two things got moved to a new place and everything else that was filling this drawer is now gone.

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SHORT TIME

Then tonight, after my daughter fell asleep, and before I sat down to ‘do my thing,’ aka,  working, watching TV, doing yoga, or blogging, I set my alarm for 20 minutes and went to work on the randomness of bookcases.  It has photos, paintings of Shah and Zoya, mementos from my father-in-law’s time as an air-force pilot, books, journals, the mug used when he proposed, a vase I made in college, buttons, etc.  It goes on and on.

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I thought it was a pretty successful haul for 20 minutes.  There are three piles of books.

EMOTIONAL EFFORT

I’m still not brutally discarding, though I did better today than yesterday.  I let Fly Solo go.  I’m not solo anymore.  I come with a toddler.  I kept 50 Best Girlfriends Getaways.  I opened it and definitely want to review it again.  I meant to actually throw both of these away when I was married, but I think I saved them to see if someone wanted them.  Maybe as a emptynester, I’ll be solo traveling again some day.  My excuse for flying to Istanbul to meet who would become my husband was that I was planning to go by myself anyways.  But in the coming years, I expect I’ll have more fun traveling with my daughter and with friends.

Project Fewer Things

 

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About Camila

From the mountains of North Carolina. New widow of a man from Iran. Mother of one precious girl. Anti-human trafficking expert. Pro-life leader. Sister to 16 siblings. Daughter of God.

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