clockwise from top right: coral and cork wedges; flowers snipped from my garden just in time to enjoy them inside; working from little plastic boxes that keep my flowers and supplies organized; my favorite art and gifts given to me by friends. below: naptime; detail work on a dress for a customer done by the amazing jenny pool; mini ice cream cones outside as dad arrives home from work; snobby cat
I’ve done a lot of moving in the last month.
I’m trying to do a lot of moving OUT.
I put up a huge amount of my furniture on Craigslist, and it’s slowly trickling out my door into beds of pickup trucks and hatchbacks. (If you want anything, chances are I have it, so feel free to ask. Tons of desks, three couches, lots of chairs…)
Getting rid of this stuff frees space in my house. It frees me from the commitment of paying to store it. It frees me from the anxiety I get when I see how Alice has no room to play in our home because each room is packed with table legs and bookshelves pushed against the wall and arranged to allow a trail to walk from room to room, and that’s it. It frees me from the fear of people coming over and having no room to entertain. It offers other people the chance to add something useful and loved to their homes, too.
So here are the things I’m noticing now.
It’s wonderful and it’s such a relief.
The relief continues.