Starting over again
| November 28, 2011
In Life Scoop
For the second time in less than two years, I've moved again. Seems like I should be getting pretty good at it.
If you've moved recently you know the headache and expense moving, especially to another city, can be. But I'm seriously trying to focus on the positive. Setting up my new space is an opportunity to clean out, simplify and tighten up.
Some of the tightening up has more to do with the smaller space (about 400 square feet less) than about a real choice. The last move I cut my space by more than half and found it was still too much. And although I sold or gave away quite a bit before the movers arrived, now my first week in the new place has me realizing my furniture is bigger than I knew, the amount of books I keep is overwhelming and my clothes are bursting from the single closet.
So I find I am asking myself some serious questions: How much does one person really need? How much can I let go of and still be comfortable? They are good questions to ask. Good questions to reflect on. It's a do-over. It's a refocusing that is way past time. I'm fortunate I get to ask myself these questions by choice and not because the economy has forced the issue.
Over the years of running a four-person household, I collected all kinds of things to make life more simple. Especially in the kitchen. I purchased what seemed like, at the time, much needed equipment. Like two Crock Pots, a 40-cup coffee maker and a 5 gallon drink cooler. Sure I used all of those items frequently at school and church functions. But that was a different phase. And over-consumption pure and simple.
So as I re-focus my personal life, I'm re-focusing my business as well. In just a few weeks you'll start to see some much needed updates on the site and I'd love your input. Tell me what you like about the site and what you'd like to see more of. Send me an email or post your comments in the section below this post.
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