maybe. Maybe one day, I'll be a proper blogger. Right now, it seems I'm just living it. Soaking it up. Occasionally posting things on Facebook, but too lazy to write more than a blurblet on here.
But I do want to share with anyone who happens along this way, that today is the day that the She Reads Truth gals are starting a new Bible reading program together! It's pretty exciting! Just go to http://shereadstruth.com/ if you want to hear more about it, or follow along. I just did a rapid-fire version of their last reading plan, trying to catch up. But you can totally go at your own pace if you don't read this right away! They're public reading plans on YouVersion. No one has to know if you're doing it. You can sign up anonymously. Or you can tell the world and share your thoughts! Either way. But it's time, I feel, to really hunker down and seek some truth. May as well go directly to the source, right? yeah - I thought so, too.
I thought it would be fun to rework my wardrobe - to build a vision board, hunt for inspirational ideas, hone down excess, add better basics, rework color combo's... Turns out, that's not where my heart is right now. It was fun for about 2 days of research and picture gathering, then quickly lost it's charm as a project.
They're just clothes.
I've decided my big wardrobe effort will be this: If I wear something that makes me feel shoddy in any way, I'll donate it immediately. When the fall season rolls around, if there are looming gaps in my general protective wear, I'll venture forth and fill them with whatever is necessary. In the meantime, I think I'm going to concentrate on different priorities. Like - how to entertain/grow/encourage/challenge my two children for the next three months.
Don't get me wrong - I plan on dressing to the occasion all summer long, and probably wearing way too many accessories in all the latest color schemes. Effortlessly.
Here's to an easy breezy summer vacation! Bring it on!
It's a good thing life is full of new days, months, seasons, years. Each one offers us a clean slate, if we want one. I choose this random Wednesday at the end of May to try a new venture. Over the summer months, I'm hoping to simplify a few different areas of my life - Food, Clothes, Storage - and we'll see where it goes from there.
I've been inspired by numerous sources, but most recently by Jess Constable of Makeunder My Life. I'm going to generally follow her step-by-steps, allowing for a lot of personal sway and temperament. Feel free to offer your input! or follow along!
I'm starting with my wardrobe, because that seems like the most fun. And it also has become necessary, as my walk-in closet has morphed into a crawl space. It's not all my wardrobe's fault, but that will definitely help things.
After my trip to Paris this month, I came home wishing I had fewer things to pick from clothes-wise. It was so nice to only have a few outfits to choose from on my trip! I learned that I hated one pair of pants so much, they are now in a French landfill. and I love my swap-gained J.Crew jeans so much, I could wear them 7-days-straight-no-washer.
Too much stuff = me with the dizzies!
And I love clothes; I love the thrill of the hunt at thrift stores and consignment shops; I love all different styles and colors and I love a giant shelf of color coordinated sweater piles. But honestly - I only have one torso. And I have two sweaters that have "made the cut" for over 15 years and about 20 others that get shoved aside daily.
Too much stuff = Not so fun.
Off I go - into the vortex of doom. Wish me luck. I'll keep you posted. Step one: Create a Vision.