It is definitely cleaner down here. I added a bookshelf to move a bunch of books out of my living room, bedroom and office into the Magic Basement.
I managed to get eight listings onto eBay last night and ask for boxes on Facebook. Some SU! stuff and some other stuff that's been sitting unused and collecting dust in the basement for years.
I am finding it infinitely easier to just toss stuff the longer I am down here. I am tired of looking at it all.
I am on a deadline; I'm teaching classes on Thursday.
And despite the Magic Basement morphing to TGHR, so much of the crafty stuff will stay because I will use it in other ways. The hundreds of stamp sets will go. The ink pads except for black will go. Packs of paper I know I won't use - they're out of here.
So, I sit here at the laptop and watch my worlds collide. Crafts, books, music, candles, various decks of Oracle cards, assorted crystals, the dreadmill, assorted weights and a huge freaking mess STILL on the basement floor.
I remind myself to just take it one task at a time, to not get too off track, to keep plugging along. I am THIS much closer to less clutter in my space which will equal that much less clutter in my head.
THAT'S the relief and the end goal.
A person I truly admire wrote an excellent blog post about how less is more for her this year. Check out Jen Louden - I expect to be heavily inspired by her this year.
Another awesome artist, Lisa Congdon wrote about needing LESS this year.
One of my favorite mixed media artists is Kelly Rae Roberts. She announced on her website yesterday that her word for the year is UNLEASHED: (your joy, your creativity, your truth).
I can't say I have any one word, although I am thinking CLEARING would be awesome - my stuff, my mind, the shadows in my head, the confusion of my life...it's a good word.
What do YOU think of a word for a year? Or about less? Or about the articles I linked? I would love to hear from you.
And as always, I thank you for sharing the love that is TGHR.
Love this music. The video is calming and relaxing as well.
Just sit and savor it. I will with the intent to clear my very busy head.