If I could pick one word to describe my hobbies, it would be dilettante. A jack of all trades, a master of none. A dabbler. I don't really have a focus for my life except raising my kids. I have so many hobbies and interests that I often find myself spread out too thinly and I don't seem to enjoy much of anything any more. So it's time for more focus. Time to make some goals and pave some roads for my life to follow. This will also be extremely helpful in decluttering my home :) I have a little depression era mentality where it's hard for me to chuck things I know I could use later. Like towels. I still haven't made anything with those towels.
I'm not a scrapbooker. I gave it an honest effort, but I do it like once every two years and I pretty much just use the internet to track my family's goings on. So I think it's time to ditch the scrapbooking crap.
I love gardening. I'll keep that one.
I like sewing, but I don't love it. I think I just need to use up all my fabric and then go one project at a time. Same with knitting. And it's time to give the craft stuff to the kids since I never use it.
The thing I keep thinking is, how much is it costing me to keep this stuff? Is it worth the money? Most of the time, it's not. The more stuff we have, the more mental energy we expend keeping track of that stuff and thinking about it. Then we have to buy totes or boxes to store the stuff in. And if it keeps accumulating, we find ourselves buying a bigger home to store that stuff in. Is it really worth $30,000 more in interest to store those comic books or that fabric?
I think I just made a ton more space in my little 900sqft home. Go ahead, tell me I'm awesome!
Labels: decluttering, money, Thinking