My husband has orders to a new base and we will be moving in a couple of months. The closer we get to the moving date the more I crave simplicity. I do not want to start life in a new location with all my old junk! I tend to hold on to things just in case I need them someday. Today, as I was going through my clothes, it dawned on me how many things that I own that I don't need. I can't take it all with me. Why do I feel the need to have so much? In the grander scheme of things very few, if any of these earthly possesions will matter. ( I must say that some of them make life awfully nice though!)
My goal is to pare down as far as I can. I want plenty of room in my life and my home for the things that matter the most. I don't want to be held back by things. When I can, I like to give what I don't need directly to those who can use it. When I can't, I donate it. While I love sharing my abundance with others I am starting to realize that I would save so much time and money if I was just more careful before I ever let things into the house to begin with. We are military. We will be moving over and over again. Hopefully I can be disiplined and keep this in mind when I am tempted to buy things that may be nice but that we don't really need in our lives.