There’s something about this time of year that makes me want to walk through the house with a huge black trash bag and throw out absolutely everything that is not nailed down. Instead, I have decided it’s time to get rid of the things that are wasting space and that are no longer useful and going forward only invest in things that are useful and high quality.
One of my Christmas presents was an antique secretary desk with built in shelves. It has replaced a table type desk and I already love how it takes up less space than the previous piece and is more functional. When you live in a 1950’s house storage space is rare and you have to find furniture pieces that can serve a purpose other than taking up space.
I am declaring that 2017 is going to be the year of reclaiming functional (among other things). I am getting rid of the things that are no longer serving a purpose in my life and looking to fill my life with things of meaning and value (which will probably not end up being “things” at all.)
I have started early with the cleaning up and I’ve already met two quite interesting people through an online market. I suppose my husband and I are lucky in that way. We always meet civil and interesting folk when we buy and sell. Perhaps these meetings will lead to something further, a new relationship. Every meeting happens for a reason, even if we know not the purpose at the time.
As 2016 comes to a close I found these words inspiring. It was a wild ride for many this past year and although I cannot say I am sad to leave 2016 behind, it was a year that opened my mind and heart to learning so many new things and I am grateful for that. I am grateful to be a little bit stronger and to have met so many inspiring new friends.