Aaron and I have been talking a lot lately about minimalism. Simplify, Simplify, Simplify. That’s what we’re trying to do. Let’s ignore the fact that I came home with a glass whale yesterday. Thanks coworker who is throwing a wrench in my simplifying plans!
Here’s my whale. She may be spray painted soon.
Who knew I was a minimalist?! Or at least I want to be. I’m a newbie minimalist.
We need to omit the unnecessary for sure.
Some of the things that we’re working on or want to be working on:
- Finishing the kitchen
- Painting every room in the house except for the dining room (we have small house but still)
- Aaron finishing school
- Reupholstering chairs and redoing a bunch of other furniture that I don’t even have yet
- Sanding and refinishing the steps and the whole second floor
- Breaking down a porch wall (I don’t even want to talk about this one)
- Having an urban chicken coop (fresh eggs!)
And then there are the ideas that we’ve already managed to eliminate (small victories!)
- Opening a bakery
- Buying an old house and opening a bed and breakfast
- Moving to Korea to teach English
I know we’ve come up with many more ideas but we’re starting to get better at realizing that we can’t do everything. We’re getting better at picking a goal and sticking with it. (A little better anyway. Pinterest does not help me with this.)
So many ideas, so little time!
We of course, have bigger “life goals” such as having children and being a positive part of our community. It’s taken a while but I’m finally starting to realize that all of those other things above are not necessary and the time frame that I create in my head is just that, created out of thin air!
I don’t NEED to have my chairs reupholstered THIS weekend.
I need to enjoy the weekend and spend a little time just taking it all in. I want to be content with what I have and eliminate the thoughts about what I don’t have.
I want to linger at the dinner table and enjoy the rhythms of daily life.