Where did all that come from?


Where did all this stuff come from, I wonder?   I live in a one room apartment so there isn’t a lot of room for stuff, but as I start sorting through things that I can leave behind and things that need to come home, I am amazed at just how much STUFF I have accumulated.  This is just one small bookshelf that stands on my coffee table.

Wherever you go, regardless of how badly you want to turn over some new leaves, you take yourself with you.  And I am a sucker for “junk drawers” or in my case containers.  Actually the bedding I bought on arrival came in a box that I could slide on the shelf on my coffee table – so two junk collectors plus a lot of containers.

So again, as year two of this journey comes to a close, I am still struggling with stuff.  I am still struggling with habits that I had hoped to set aside.  However, it only takes 21 days to build a habit and I have 36 days left.  What can I accomplish as I prepare for a 7 week visit to my home?

  • I can make the effort to get to my 10000 steps.  I’m a little shy today, but I did go for a walk and get closer.  I’m content with that.
  • I can take baby steps towards the small things that I want to accomplish.  I can do part, even if I don’t have time for the whole of it.
  • I can sit myself down and make a plan – examine what I need to get, make the list and get it done.
  • I can hold myself accountable for doing that.

So…what I need to do is simply examine the goals, make them realistic and move forward.  I did forget just how complicated it can be to get a letter sent.  First I had the wrong envelopes.  Then there was a computer form that had to be filled out.  They even needed my ID.  However, the letters did get mailed, I got some little things, and I am a little closer to being ready

About Marcia Stehouwer

I have a great life (most days) and a small budget, so being frugal is one of my favourite hobbies. I started this blog after procrastinating for 3 months, on April Fool's Day. I knit, I read, I knit, I work... I am also about a quarter of the way through my goal to lose 100 pounds. So between knitting, working, reading etc., I also do some walking! EDIT: 2021. I am not closer to my weight goal, but moving forward. The budget is still small. We are renting our homestead and progressing towards our family dream!
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