When I set out this morning, I had big plans for the day. I was going to:
- Clean out my purse and night stands.
- Purge another area of my bedroom.
- Record some minimalist related resolutions.
It is nearing 9pm. I have done 2 of those 3 things. I’m not sure if I will get to my resolutions tonight or tomorrow night.
If you read part 1 of 3, you know all about my new Sunday routine. If you have been reading from the very beginning, you know my bedroom was a mess. I am slowly purging my way through it in small segments. Today, I tackled the second segment; this is what I started with:
As I peeled layer upon layer away from this mess, I found items I had placed here with intention to sell “later.” I found clothes for my son that he has outgrown, waiting to be hoarded in our basement – also known as storagepoolooza. I found important paper work that should be in our filing cabinet (right beside the fricking pile!!) I found clothes for my son that I had bought, still in their original packaging, that he can never wear! That one ticked me off the most. I spent a large part of my afternoon running up and down the stairs putting garbage and recycling in their respective places. I posted everything here for sale that was meant to be for sale. I sold 3 things. I put paperwork in the filing cabinet. I had a nap.
I really needed that nap for unbeknownst to me, my son would be teething tonight. All 4 canines and all 4 – 16 month molars are breaking the skin. He is a miserable and mean human being tonight. I really hope he sleeps through the night now that the pain meds have kicked in.
I am taking a deep breath now as I am satisfied with my efforts today, not only as a minimalist in the making but as a mother. It was a long fricking day.
I present to you the fruits of my labour (please keep in mind that this is my childhood bedroom. The stains are 13 years old [I am 23]. My parents swear up and down that once my little family moves out they are tearing up all the carpet in this house and replacing it with hardwood):
I can’t remember a time that I had so much space on that side of the bed!!! It’s incredible.
While I can’t have an adult beverage to celebrate the end of this year due to the lovely pharmacy there I ingest on the daily, I will be snuggling my large pop close. Most likely I will be in bed well before the ball drops as I am anticipating a very long night ahead of me. As for now, I am going to put my feet up and pen out my resolutions. Maybe I will get around to sharing them with all of you tonight. If I don’t it will be tomorrow night as we are travelling West tomorrow to visit my grandparents. Regardless, I have earned a break!