It’s been a long time since I have made a post. My mother asked me to start writing again, so I decided to start with sharing some of my latest acquisitions.
I am a die-hard consumer. I find stress relief and great joy in driving to various stores, walking through aisles, observing what is being sold, thumbing through countless racks, handling items and judging the quality of the materials / construction, and returning home with treasures that keep me entertained and enthused.
I have been attempting, for quite sometime, to reduce my possessions and work towards the minimalist lifestyle. I am beginning to think that this is not a way meant for me. I have heard it said often before that you should surround yourself with things that make you happy. I have surrounded myself with things that make me happy–musical instruments, movies, books, magazines, shoes, dresses, jewelry, shampoo, teas, food, lighting and artwork–and I find myself actually happy to be home. Some people can’t live in clutter. I find warmth in clutter because my clutter is made up of things that I picked up because it makes me feel good and means something to me.
So I have quite a few to catch up on, but the posts following this will be regarding my fabulous new acquisitions that make up my happy clutter 🙂