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Saturday, July 14, 2018

July Ultimate Blog Challenge - motivation



The word of the day is motivation. What motivates you?

I've been motivated to downsizing. We've lived in this farmhouse for almost forty years and over that time have managed to accumulate a lot of 'stuff.' My husband's death eighteen months ago caused me to realize how cluttered up my surroundings have become. A footnote here - my husband fought change; moving a living room chair to a different spot had to be announced early to give him time to get used to the idea.

At first, I looked merely to rearranging my surroundings to be more convenient for me now that I'm living alone. My first major change was to bring my writing setup from the little house to the main house. I had no need to walk that distance just to have private time. All my time had become 'just me' time.

Re-arranging the bedroom came next as the bed no longer needed to be as close as possible to accommodate my husband's weaken ability to reach the bathroom. That's when I started looking around. Other than painting her bedroom's walls when my granddaughter reunited with us and moved in, it's been more years than I can recall since the inside of the house had been refreshed...and it shows it's age.

So, I've begun with collecting anything I know I don't want or use anymore. Only thing is...I'm finding it really hard to part with a lot of the pretties that give me pleasure every time they come into view. Maybe a smaller house would force my hand?

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