Now I am going that extra step and letting go of what just doesn't fit. I left home to move, not travel. But after all this time looking for a new home and a cowboy named Jacob, I am zero on both counts.
And for today (and it changes weekly) I am committing to life in a tiny trailer that is 100% mobile.
I kinda stopped being mobile when I let myself park and spread into a barn, a garage, a friend's house...
My goal is to be all in one place so I can just pick up and move. Right now that looks a lot like it did in the old way. Lots of packing and then praying nothing breaks on the way there.
This is what it looks like just about everywhere on any given day. I just have more stuff than space.
This also what my brain looks like when I think about trying to clean up and organize. While I am great in a crisis or a blaze of creativity, day to day my ADHD brain just shuts down and I take the dog for a walk when faced with the cleaning up and organizing part of life.
We all have strengths and weaknesses. No judgment here!
So far I have got about 25% of the inside of the trailer done. I haven't got any pictures of that yet. Here is one area I will show you that is done. This is the not done version!
The book recommends doing one catagory all at once. But I can't because I don't have anywhere to put the pile of all at once. So I am tackling one area at a time.
In all fairness I am really down to my essentials as it is. This is more fine-tuning than doing it all for the first time.
Oh, and it took me about 1.5 years to sort and give everything away. She says 6 months for her clients. But her clients aren't going from an 800 sq. ft. house to 83 feet.
But yes, it always takes me longer than it probably should or could or would if I could do better.
But here is the really interesting and unexpected thing that is happening!
I thought my goal was less stuff. Instead I am finding my outcome is not less, but only what I really want or feel (her word is sparks joy) represents my 'authentic self.'
I am finding myself feeling a bit lighter, a bit happier, and even better, a bit more able to focus and take care of what needs to be done instead of shutting down and taking the dog for a walk.
Which I still do because he needs it. But the WHY is different!
That is it for today because other stuff calls. If you want to hear more details, listen to the podcasts - it's all mixed up in the 30 minutes. But listening while you sort is also a great way to keep going and stay motivated!
Always my goal for your journey as I share mine!