Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Focusing my life

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!

3 comments:

  1. Not the comic books I still have! ;)

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  2. Hey, if your on this thing near as much as I am (I'm kind of addicted to my blog, not to mention Picasa !!!!!!!) then you'll get this before I can call you. Wodering if you want to take the kids on a walk tomorrow -Thursday - and then chill somewhere (no daycare this week).

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  3. i dont know you - but i agree 100% - i hate having too much stuff - millions of people only have 1 pair of shoes ----what's wrong with us - stuff is such a pain I'm a fan of keeping it simple.

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