I always seem to start on this blog and then abandon it. It seems that I need a creative outlet in my life and I am going to attempt to keep this blog updated. I plan to post on here at least once a week and hopefully more often. I am also going to be posting on Healthy J and trying to improve my life as a whole.
I have decided to begin to do a great deal of editing in my life. I am going to be purging a great deal of material possessions in order to concentrate on the things that I love in life. The eventual plan is to be able to purchase a few acres of land in the country where we can build a very small house and live quite modestly. We both enjoy traveling and know that we want to work at our leisure doing things that we enjoy. We have a few self-employed friends and while they have stress in their jobs, they enjoy them immensely. We both hope to be able to share in that joy one day. Again, this is an eventual goal.
Purging our material possessions and keeping only what we need and love is our primary goal. My dearest is better at this than I in many ways. I am going to put forth a great effort though. There is no reason for me to need 15 ratty old t-shirts. I only need maybe two. We only need minimal eating utensils as well. There is no reason for the abundance of items that we possess. We both know this. We are going to decide on the things that we do want to keep and offer the others up to family and friends for the picking. What they don't want we are going to donate. We have discussed selling these items online or at a yard sale, but we honestly don't want to deal with the hassle. Our time is more valuable to us than the small amount of money that we would make on the items. Knowing that someone in need will be getting the items and we will have a tax write off is more valuable to us.
Getting to the gardening part of this whole idea now...I am going to be actually doing all of the things outside the house in the yard that I have claimed I was going to do for the past 2-3 years. My mother is also having a small vegetable garden this year and has done a lot of work to her flower beds over the past couple of months. I hope to be able to post pictures of the process. I am going to try to keep this blog on the gardening theme, but I am toying with the idea of starting an additional blog to track our progress toward living the simple life. I just might keep that one as a private blog until I am completely committed to keeping it going. One thing at a time.
The Great Outdoors
The great outdoors, a far away place for some. I enjoy the great outdoors. I love to camp, swim, walk, boat, hunt, fish, .... I have grown up watching my mother work in the garden during the summer and I have decided that now is the time for me to follow her lead and continue to enjoy the great outdoors in a new way. My mother has decided to completely tear out her flower gardens this year. If you knew my mother, you would understand that next year she will spend countless hours and money recreating these flower gardens. If mom isn't going to have beautiful flowers for me to sit and look at I am going to have to put in the labor and create my own oasis. Come along for the ride and see how a true novice makes it this year in the flower garden. Who knows, maybe I will even try vegetables next year.