February 9th

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

Pauls been in an organizing mode the past couple days. (I’m glad one of us is…)

Weve recently been inspired by minimalism and the thought that too many unneeded possessions can control your life. So we’ve been going through cabinets, old totes, our closets and weeding through what we don’t use anymore or things we’re keeping “just in case.” Just so we’re clear, I’m evidently the queen of “just in case.” It’s been trying for me to separate myself from material items, especially ones that hold memories but don’t serve a purpose.

For example: Today Paul found the tote that held about five journals of mine from late middle school/early high school. Do I really need them? No. But does it bring back memories (even if they aren’t overly encouraging memories)? Yes. Anyway, with each item that he pulled out, he was more and more flabbergasted by the difference between his “boy” life and my “girl” life. This was magnified by this music box that was one of my most treasured possessions as a young girl. A box that played music while a little ballerina spin around? “I have a lot to learn before we have kids” was his reply. Haha!

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