Most days around here are anything but simple. Homeschooling three kids, one inquisitive toddler and a crawling infant as well as a husband who desires clean workshirts and undies (say wha?!) will keep any mama on her toesies.
My mother would be the first to tell you that I am anything but simple. She thinks I'm the kind of person who thinks that if a little is good, a lot is better. Actually, not so much. But with my bubbly, outgoing (and yes, sadly, perfectionist) personality, it's easy for me to see why I could easily get caught up in that thinking.
But I find that my heart yearns for simplicity. It's almost like a physical ache that just won't go away.
So how can I simplify my life and the life of my family?
I asked that question months ago and while we haven't reached the more simplistic lifestyle we are still aiming for, I've realized that it requires work and... sacrifice. Oh darn. Why did I have to go there?
No one likes that darn word. But it's true. If I want to live more simply, that means things have gots to go, pal. Extra activities, extra clothes that pile up in the closet, extra "stuff" that clutters up the house, those fun little time-wasters have got to hit the road. The things that clutter up my life, my mind and my time all take away from the simplicity I pine for.
So this next month or so, I will be purging, pitching and ditching, ridding my self of the copious "junk" that just seems to be hanging about.
Someone had better warn Goodwill. It's about to get inundated.
To be continued...
How do you keep your life simple and free of extra "stuff"?