Saturday, January 7, 2012


 the concept;
only "owning" what you need.  only owning the items of clothing that you need in a week time...then you wash and dry the clothes and start over.  only owning one bottle of lotion, one toothbrush, one nail polish, one light jacket, one heavy jacket, pair of tennis shoes, flip flops, one scarf, etc etc etc.  you get the concept.  what if?  most of us wouldn't need a big home, a big dresser, a big closet, we wouldn't need much space.  we wouldn't NEED much.

this is the concept i am adapting.  it started off as decluttering....which led to simplifying....which now leads me to minimalism....which i sorta knew it would lead to.  all my life i have daydreamed about traveling with only what i need.  i daydreamed about throwing what i own into a car and going.....i never thought that at this point it would mean packing two bags and journeying by train.  in just over a week i will step on a train and go.

i am blessed to work mainly online selling my creations, so work goes with me.  this frees me but also complicates things. as much as money flows out to fund travel, money must also flow in....exchanging of energy as my dear friend Pixie puts it.   as i am clearing out my possessions, i am also contemplating just HOW all these supplies can fit in my bag.....which makes me understand that i have "hoarded" if i couldn't buy as i make...i hoard supplies.  hello, i am a supply hoarder.  i admit it.  what this does though is prevents me from continuing to create NEW things....i make a ton of jewelry...A TON...BUT by hoarding supplies all at once, this prevents new creative ideas from freely flowing in....or rather these supplies take up the space that could be used for new things to come in.

i am quickly grasping ahold of the idea that when you let something go, the space is created for new to come shows itself swiftly usually.  there is enough....i am provided abundance really....maybe i don't have all the money i want...but most of us don't right? is it that the more i let go of, the more abundance i feel?.....

When I let go of what I have, I receive what I need.


  1. I love this post. Letting go frees up,space for abundance. I to dream of throwing things in my car and traveling across the states. To do this I must let go.

    Thank you for this awesome reminder

  2. Thanks so much for your comment on my post about Squam. And I relate to your post here--I need to clear things out, definitely. I started a bit on New Year's weekend--I think I was feeling a need to send things on their way! But still more to do.

  3. I'm completely with you. I decided this year would be the year that I actually cut back on my things & try to embrace only the useful & beautiful, but I have such a warped perspective on what devil actually is. :( Good luck!

  4. so I just found this post- and I gotta say, I think I might join the supplies hoarding group. I didn't even realize it until I read your post. I think I keep so much tools on hand with a, 'just in case' mentality.

    but then I read your post, and this comment in particular: "BUT by hoarding supplies all at once, this prevents new creative ideas from freely flowing in....or rather these supplies take up the space that could be used for new things to come in." really clicked with me! I never put it in that perspective before.

    lots to mentally chew on.

  5. Lots to think about. I'm not sure I could sacrifice my clothing but certainly agree with cosmetics etc. If I was sensible I would part with some of my books but I just can't bring myself to! Good luck with your mission. Rx