Why is it that sometimes we feel the need to complicate our lives? Aren’t they complicated enough? Don’t we have enough to do? Last year, I started thinking that something had to change somewhere, but what? how? So what did I do? I did what any red- blooded computer geek would do…I googled it. Because Google knows the answer. Right? As usual Google had about 100,000 suggestions for me, which I must say was kind of overwhelming. I started link-hopping, reading, and trying to come up with a plan of action.I was tired of being tired all the time, I was tired of my house being a disaster, and I was tired of spending my life trying to keep it clean..I came to the conclusion that CRAP - Has'ta change...So, going with what I know, I put together my implementation plan, because that is what all good IT people do before they make a change...RIGHT???
Phase 1 : Clutter Control
Phase 1 : Clutter Control
- Get rid of everything that is cluttering up my house. If I don’t absolutely love it…It must go. My husband was not exactly on board with this idea, so I just went through my personal belongings. I started putting things into piles, keep, goodwill, and trash. I continued this purging process for several months. To a lesser degree, this is still a work in progress.
Phase 2 : Exercise:
- I knew I needed to start exercising and taking care of myself. After all, I don’t want to croak before I am 40 in like ahem…4 years. Yuck, this may cause me to have a life crisis. I can’t believe that I am closer to 40 that 30…this is kind of depressing.
Phase 3: Eliminate digital packratery: (Yes, I made that word up)
- I had 4 USB hard drives and 5 thumb drives that contained files from a job I had 10 years ago. One contained an email archive of every email I have received since I started my current job in 2006. Not to mention all the ultra-cool apps that I couldn’t live without at different points in my career.. Why have I been toting around all this crap from computer to computer??? Stop the Insanity!! Crap, Has'ta go!!!
|Tiny House. Notice I added pink flamingos.|
Random Internet Surfing:
- The other week I was randomly surfing the internet on my phone, when I came across people who live in a tiny house. When I say tiny…I mean tiny…a whopping 65 square feet. I started thinking you know something. I think I could actually do that… (Notice I added some awesome pink flamingos). I am fairly certain though Jason, my husband, would not be down for such an adventure. I would love to be completely mobile, and have the ability to be free,and move about as I feel like it. I have come to realize the more stuff you have, the more time, money, and effort it takes to maintain it all....NOT WORTH IT!!
Could you live in a tiny house? Is your life/schedule cluttered up? What can you do to change that? If I can do it, you can too. Life is too short to be all bogged down and tired all the time.