This is great. So far. I’m halfway through the month, with only just over a quarter of what needs to be jettisoned out the door. Day 14 was mainly DVDs again, and day 15 more DVDS, books, and CDs. It’s getting harder.
In fact, I got through days 16 and 17, but just.
*skip ahead in time*
It’s the 28th today and day 18 still hasn’t happened.
I’m not giving up fully, though. I’m just putting the pause button on. For now.
Meanwhile, I cleared out a bunch of junk and papers, most of which was just in the spirit of the challenge, but I didn’t count it up. And I shouldn’t. Paper? That’s not the point, for me. But it has gotten me to empty out boxes and back up my computer and clear out old photos and so on.
So I’m pretty happy about all that and will def continue.
So I just lost a good hour deleting a bunch of photos from iPhoto, right, and at the end of it, after agonizing over which memories to keep and which are bad juju, I press delete and iPhoto goes “are you sure?” And I’m like yes *press* and it comes back, like a rebuttal, and says straight to my feels “these may be the only copies of these photos”.
Don't enable my hoarding, iPhoto.
Super proud of myself. I took a simplicity challenge for October, but I didn’t start until the 10th. I had to play some catch up (you get rid of one thine on the first of the month, two on the second, etc) and piled up 55 things on the 10th. I got 11 things pulled together yesterday, and today I was doing some put-away tasks and got days 12 and 13 squared away, too! Pretty psyched.
Here are days 1-10, mostly DVDs (the painting behind everything is completely unrelated. It’s beautiful and it stays. Anyone ever hang a heavy fragile antique on brick before? Halp).
Days 11 was another stack of DVDs, day 12 a box of treasures for my mom, and day 13 was mainly just junk (not trash; I haven’t been counting that, but I wonder if I should) from the bathroom cabinet. Ain’t nobody needa see that.
First of all, I’m addicted to Pinterest. We all know this, I think. I know this. MBF knows this. End of list. Anyway, I saw this blog “DoMoreWithLess” and I’m loving it. She posted a bunch of links recently, one of which was to a simplicity game. Ready?
Get rid of one thing on the 1st of the month. Two things on the 2nd. Three on the 3rd. And so on.
So today is October 10. I think I’m going to catch everything up and get rid of 1+2+3…+10 things: 55 total. (TWO?? FEFTEH-FOIVE!) Wow, that’s a lot today.
Who’s with me?
Watch the last two seconds of this to get my reference:
And it’s the best $25 birthday gift evar.
And due to my impeccable timing, my birthday re-entry to WoW included a near instant level (to 86), two free crafting achievements, and an in-game concert. Oh, then I got nimmy all smashed and tried to go fishing. I love birthdays.
I turned my solar on last night so today is my first day to generate my own electricity! Ok, ok. It’s now officially Fall. It took since April or May to get it installed and inspected and going. But luckily, the sun shines all year! Also: Texas.
So here we go! Happily, since it’s so nice out now, maybe I won’t even use as much as the system is tuned to produce. With all the rebates in Austin, it’s a great time to roll your own. Ask me about it!