Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Spread your legs for a good cause...


In case you don't know
February 14th is V Day
not as in 
Valentine's Day
as in 
The Vagina Monologues
V Day
a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls
it is a day 
to honor
women worldwide 
who have 
endured unbelievable
simply because 
they were 
So in honor of 
women issues worldwide
for the month of February
I will be posting
those things pertaining to 
the well being of women
First, and foremost
please take care of your
Va, jay, jay
Schedule your annual pap smear today
Go here
and here 
to see why

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Lost Time

I just realized how much time I have lost over the years accumulating, accounting for, and taking care of my possessions. It's not that I have a lot comparatively speaking. It is just I have a lot compared to the space I have to store it in. And the truth is I don't really need that much. I am convinced that we have all been brainwashed to accumulate stuff. Much of which is of little value, function, or beauty. It is...well...just stuff. For example, I cleaned out my closet and found I had twenty six purses. Twenty six! What can one person do with twenty six purses? Of those twenty six purses I use two. Yes I take up a 2 X 3 foot space in my closet to store purses. It is discusting. I am embarased. However when I tried to donate them my mind could not get my hands to drop the garbage bag full into the donation box. My rational as I drove back home with them is: I spent at least $40.00 per handbag and I need to at least make an attempt to use them before wasting $960.00 on handbags I never use. I just need to get in the habit of rotating them I tell myself. It has now been six months since I brought the purses back into the closet. I still have not used them. I wrapped them in tissue paper and placed them in nice white boxes (a trick I learned from a consignment store owner) and took them to local consignment shops and if I am lucky I will at least make a couple of dollars off them. If they don't sell I am now determined to donate them to a local woman's shelter and write it off on my taxes. I want the freedom of my closet and two purses are simply enough. I have done the same thing with the forty pairs of shoes I owned. I am now down to twenty and even that seems rediculous. How many people in the world own twenty pairs of shoes? My goal to is get down to ten pair of shoes (and only because I have so many different activities) hiking boots, running shoes, house slippers, black pumps, boots, clogs, brown pumps, boots, clogs, sandals, flip flops. Are flip flops considered shoes? Is it only Americans who have to wrestle with letting go of stuff? When I see my fashion concious friends strutting around in their craolya crayon box of colors of shoes I have to admit I am envious. But what is it really that I am envious of? How did more stuff become the standard to which I determined my beauty or my value?

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Finding My Way Out of the Clutter

I started this blog I don't know how long ago. I have made very little progress. I even hired a organizer to help me out. I must get control of my space. I find I function my better in an organized environment. Join me on my journey to simplify my life, organize my possessions, get control of my finances and spend more time on what matters. 

I am using this blog to hold myself accountable, to keep moving forward and to document my process.
I will be listing a series of challenges to move me forward along with the progress achieved. 

Challenge #1
Spend 10 minutes cleaning or organizing in each room for one week. Throw away or donate at least one item from each room. 

Monday, September 6, 2010

Out of the Closet

I've got too much crap!
It's time I scale down to what is essential.
When I try to come up with a plan I am paralyzed by analysis.
Rather than answers I only find questions, which lead to more questions.
If I am trying to find my authentic self...how will I find it when I am buried under years of accumulation.  What is essential? What will foster well being? What brings joy?

Blogging Overload

First blog. Testing. Me. My patience. My technical skills.