Simplicity seems to be the new "buzz" word lately. And I'm feeling it, craving it.
What got me started was that my husband was laid off last week, which is a major bummer....but we are optimistic! That got me contemplating our future, not in a panic, but in a "let's be realistic" mindset.
1) What if he doesn't find a job and we have to lose the house.
2) What to do if we can't pay our bills.
I have a renewed fire in me to simplify. Clean out the "junk" from our lives. We have an actual container of household goods (my hubby worked in the transportation industry) plus a room full of "stuff" from my daughter who moved out in December. I haven't even touched her room - Ugh! (I don't think there is even walking space in there!) Not to mention the disaster in the garage and attic. I like to purge....my husband likes to hoard. Interesting combination, but this time I think I'll win out on the battle of the "bulge".
I've even simplified my diet. I know a lot of you are doing spring cleanses/detoxes. I have started to adjust my diet to get rid of the "junk" as well. I haven't had any wine since Sunday (a major vice) nor coffee (until this afternoon when I realized my chin was on my desk-LOL!)
Have you had any lifestyle changes that have urged you to change things up? What were they and how did you do?
*I was reeeaaaalllly hesitant to post this information....I haven't even told our extended family about our situation, but I know that we are not an isolated family that has been hit with a lay-off. I hope to be a source of support/comfort/whatever and get it out there that your/we're not alone.
Thanks for letting me vent....fphwewww! That felt good!
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