Lately I've been moving a bit slowly. I guess that's what happens when one is really pregnant, and I know it's a valid excuse (also works for all the ice cream I've been having). But still. I want to do more.
Seeing all of you on your #40bagsin40days journeys, rocking it out, being awesome. It's so inspiring. It sounds like I'm being cheesy for the sake of social media and BLAH blah blah, but I'm not. It really is crazy to me that so many people have come together to change their lives. And that really does make me tear up for non-hormonal reasons.
I'm not sharing daily progress and prompts like I wanted to, but I'm here and listening. I'm cheering from the sidelines while desperately wanting to get out and go tackle the whole team.
Up until now I've been focusing on maybe a thing or two a week, going in short spurts, and slowly trying to take this house from just moved in to slightly organized. I've been chipping away and piling things up.
But yesterday was different. Maybe nesting finally kicked in or maybe it was one too many chocolate peanut butter eggs.
All of a sudden I felt a storm brewing inside of me like I hadn't felt in a while. I thought, "I need this stuff out of here. And it needs to be done NOW."
And then I just went nuts.
I brought the pile of bags that had been piling up out to the van and that wasn't good enough. More could fit!!!
Did a quick once over on all the random places, nooks, and drawers on the first floor, filled two more bags for donation and another two full of papers and crap to recycle.
Even got over the stuff I don't love and could keep or sell but DON'T NEED TO. We don't need to keep all this. I don't have time to sell it. Someone can use this and appreciate it. I tell you that but yet I need to keep reminding myself of it. We all do. Decrapifying is a constant process.
And today, my van is empty and my life feels slightly lighter. The kitchen still has dishes and there are still toys to be picked up. There's more work to do and I am back to moving slow. But we are 8 bags, a sled, a rug, a lamp, 2 blankets, and a mirror lighter.
And it feels so good. 🙂