I don’t do resolutions for the New Year. I am trying to treat every year as a new adventure, a series of “today’s”. I’m trying to live in the moment. That means no brooding about the mistakes I have made. I can’t do anything about them because they are already made (not there yet). That also means no worrying about future things over which I have no control (I struggle with that). There is just today.
I’m also trying to declutter. Not just my “stuff” but my life as well. I went through my closet a couple of weeks ago. Just how many “Hawaiian” shirts do I need? I do live in Florida, but I don’t need THAT many. I was surprised at how much clothing I have. Some I don’t wear. Some don’t fit. Did you know that clothes shrink while hanging in the closet? I can prove it cause some of mine don’t fit anymore.
And then there’s “journals” and notebooks. I am not allowed to buy another notebook or journal until the multitude I have are used up. And pens. I love a good pen. Gel ink pens, fountain pens, pens that take Parker refills, heavy pens, you get the picture. I threw away a dozen (all freebies) that I never use. The ones that were left multiplied in my pen drawer. Yes, I have drawer just for pens. There are a lot. I think pens expand to fill up whatever drawer they are in.
Every year I decide to go electronic with my notes and records, but it has not happened yet. There is something gratifying about taking a pen and writing out your “to do” list, or grocery list, or things to take to the River House. You either know what I mean or think I’m a little nuts. Well, I am, but that’s beside the point.
I changed the design of my page a little. I have had the old design since I started and since I’m going to write more, I thought a new design was warranted. I hope you enjoy my ramblings and if you do, tell your friends about the nutty guy.
Y’all have a good
year today. See ya around.