I’m living life on a large scale! HA!!! Large loads of laundry. Large stacks of papers. Large stashes of “stuff”. Its like Texas over here in my apartment!!! Its awesome. OK, so here’s a newsflash: bigger isn’t always better, lol! Thanks to my mama (have I ever followed “thanks to” with any other name??? I didn’t think so.) I am in the second week of an e-class all about downsizing. I know, maybe not something you had on your bucket list, but its been on mine for years. Right next to buy a swamp, sigghhhh… Anyhow, the first assignment involved a lot of soul searching and dreaming about what I really want out of life and how downsizing can help me get there. I needed to write a personal manifesto and blog about it for higher accountability. Without further ado, here is my manifesto:
I am downsizing the material aspects of my life (i.e. clutter, debt, work load…) in order to make more room for living fully. I am letting go of remnants of past lives and old dreams in order to create new ones. I am also accepting my limitations and skill level in order to pursue activities that I am better suited for. I will never be a wool felting, sweater knitting, long haired earth mama. I will spend more of my energy hiking and exploring, drawing and painting and reading great books with my children. In the end, I will have a clean home full of beautiful and meaningful things, a place I am happy to wake up in and happy to come home to. I will be free to pick up and go at a moments notice without a second thought, confident that my home is in order, my finances cared for, and my family happy. Without debt, we will be free to dream up a new life. To choose work that will allow us to be together as a family. We can save up money to find our own neck of the woods. And not be hampered by conventional loan restrictions or forced to pass up a great opportunity. Life will be chosen, not merely accepted and tolerated.