All Too Consuming???

Tuesday, 19 January 2010, 13:15 | Category : Thoughts
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I have been very busy getting our house ready for the arrival of DJ, our sweet little boy that will be joining us sooner rather than later.  This time is a bit different than when we were expecting Bree.  With Bree I had nothing but time to do everything I wanted and then some, now I am grabbing every second I can. With DJ joining our family, we will officially have a full house for the first time in our 10 year marriage.  We have always had empty rooms and spaces, so room for our stuff was never much of a thought.  We are having to seriously go through every single thing we have and decide if it is absolutely necessary to keep or not.  This task has brought about many interesting observations.

I have always kept things in order and never thought we had too much stuff until now.  As we clear these spaces , our garage has filled up wall to wall with STUFF.  I had no idea how much STUFF we owned!  I look at all this stuff that we had packed in our home and paid lots of money for and it is a bit sad for some reason.  I think of the money, time and energy we could have saved had we not consumed this stuff.  Money we could have taken a trip we would never forget or just the security of having it in savings.  Time we could have spent on more meaningful things like spending time together or just thinking about something real not fleeting.  Energy we could have put into relaxing more, exercising and so on, rather than thinking about and maintaining this stuff.

Don’t get me wrong, we have not been careless in any of these areas of our life but when you really take a good look at it and see how meaningless it is, you just realize how things could have been done better.  I am enjoying this process, its very cleansing in more ways than one.  I hope to remember this experience next time I think I can’t live without something and instead think of what really matters: my family and friends, the time we have with them, and ways to make real memories that we will never take to the dump or to Goodwill.

One Comment for “All Too Consuming???”

  1. 1Mom

    That’s my girl! I can just hear you voicing these things. It is so you. Wish I could be more like you. You are such an inspiration to me. Love you baby girl! Mom

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