August creates as she slumbers, replete and satisfied.
~ Joseph Wood Krutch
This past weekend was the final straw. Alfred could not find his beret that goes with his military uniform and tore through the house leaving a mess in his wake in search for it. That was the straw that broke the camel's back.
I am in the midst of a radical and ruthless decluttering. I am a woman with a mission. If it isn't truly loved, useful, or beautiful - out it goes....no ifs, ands, or buts about it!
I want space, room for our home and I to breathe deeply, a place for everything and everything in its place, and beauty in simplicity. I'd be lying if I said it is easy. The fact is it's overwhelming to think about giving the house a complete overhaul, but it is what is needed.
The clutter consumes and takes on a life of its own, leaving me weary and my senses dulled. It has been slowly sucking the very life from me, draining me of vitality and creativity. But all is not lost!
With the dawning of August, I feel determined to take charge and write a new chapter in my life.