Thursday, October 27, 2011

Filling in the Spaces

We've been approved and given the keys to a 600sq ft - 1 bedroom apartment for the four of us and our dog. The "kitchen" has 4 drawers that are like 7 inches wide, cupboards that are just as narrow and there are only about 6 of them. I'm thinking to myself, "We used to have 14 cupboards in a regular sized apartment Before Olivia was eating.... and we Still didn't have enough room.

It's an obvious statement to say that we not only have to downsize but we really need to think about what we want in our lives and what we want to surround ourselves with. Instead of 3 casseroles, we really only need one. Instead of 23 glasses (they break), we only need 4.

The best part? NO DISHWASHER!!! ... or washer and dryer. Eeek! It will take some getting used to, there will be sacrifices, but it's ours, and it's home.

The downsizing just has me thinking, we buy bigger places, we buy more stuff to fill those places. Any space we have needs to be filled with something. What happened to big open fields, necessities, country life... peace. Clutter is such a burden and one I've self indulged in. It's time to purge, it's time to rethink my life. It's time to start over.

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