Not Saying Goodbye…

Happy Monday all!

It is hard to believe that the last blog post I wrote was when I was the prime age of 31!

And now, he we are…in a new month of the year and I’m now one year older. Where is the time going? I feel like it was just yesterday when we were watching the ball drop to welcome in the new year.

Well, let’s get right down to it. I’m currently on the couch feeling feisty as I watch reruns of I Love Lucy on Hulu.

Quick side note–I just returned from North Wildwood, New Jersey where I got to enjoy a week away from the “reality” of my life with spending some quality time with both family, friends, the water, and sand. I got a bit burnt, which I’m paying for now as I peel and itch…but it was worth it.

It’s amazing what a week away can do for you and your soul. It brings about such a rejuvenating energy that can only be experienced and not described.

While at the beach, I read the book, The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A F*** and what a great book it was. Definitely one of my favorites that I would recommend for anyone. I don’t want to give any spoilers away, so hit up your local bookstore and get your very own copy. You won’t regret it!

Anyhoo…I digress. My apologies.

So, one of the things that really ruffled my feathers was how everyone and their mother was making posts on social media about saying goodbye to Summer.

Listen folks. Summer is still happening! It isn’t over! In fact, it will officially be Summer until the first day of Fall reigns upon us on Monday, September 23rd!

Society seems to tell us that once Labor Day comes and goes, that it means the end of Summer.

But I’ll let you in on a little secret. SOCIETY IS WRONG.

In fact, the only thing that I will be saying GOODYBE to in my life will be that of both “stuff” and “clutter.” I’ve been in my Lancaster home for almost three years now and it is finally time for me to take charge and minimalize my life.

Room by room…inch by inch. No more clutter. And don’t you worry…I’ll make sure to take before and after pictures. But it will all begin with a plan. An intentional plan to make it happen and hold myself accountable.

From every last book on the shelf, to the craft supply closet, clothing closet…literally EVERYTHING will be gone through.

Leave no piece of “stuff” untouched!

Tomorrow starts Phase 3 of my house remodeling projects. I will have some new flooring in the living room, some additional shelves in the kitchen, towel rack in the bathroom, and some new fresh paint and crown molding in a few of the upstairs rooms. Once all of this is complete, it will be time to put the house remodeling projects on the back burner until next year and spend my focus on cleaning up the clutter.

So, while everyone continues to focus their energy on saying goodbye to Summer with the picture-perfect photo of them standing in waves, or showing off their tan body, I’ll be here…in my casa…saying GOODBYE to the clutter.

So, here’s to the warm, summer days that will continue to shed their sunshine down on our lives, bracing for the first PSL of the season, and organizing my life in a way that will ultimately reduce anxiety and stress.

See you on the flip side…

…the organized, de-cluttered flip side.

Sprinkle sunshine always,