The first day of 2019 is almost gone. After a quit New Years Eve we met each other at our annual social New Years Day neighbourhood party. I wore one of my LBD and made a plate filled with pigs in a blanket. (an idea of eldest daughter).
Besides ideas, plans and challenges for my homemade wardrobe I’m everyday working on 10k steps/day challenge.
10k steps/day challenge
I’ve started wearing a FitBit medio August 2018. A FitBit has a few advantages above a mobile phone. I sometimes forget to take my mobile phone with me and the FitBit is always on my wrist.
My 2017 average was 11.025. My 2018 average is 13.280. Pretty happy with this result.
We saw on television a broadcast called Je biefstuk in de ogen kijken voordat je het slacht. The average meat consumption in the Netherlands is 77 kilo meat per year.
This broadcast made me wondering how much my husband and I eat. We don’t eat meat very day but I think we will be surprised to see how much we eat. I decided to keep track how much meat I’ve been buying in 2019.
Clearing out and less stash
Every New Year start with good intentions. Clearing out is always on my list. Who hasn’t read Marie Kondō book. I’ve read it too and tried to follow her method.
One room is cleared out, some books have gone and I’ve reduced my fabric stash. I also came across some old magazines and decided to read them during Christmas. One of these magazine had an interesting article with the title ‘Embrace the Chaos’. The author of this article had put three years half of his house contents on the street.
He know is wondering: ‘Did those things ever did him anything wrong?’ Getting rid of dear stuff from the past when your not satisfied: is that a wise thing to do?
Of course we have an overload of stuff and sometimes clutter but sometimes a piece tells a story.
Organising, clearing out and less stash 2.0
The author ends his article with an Albert Einstein quote. ‘If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?’
Organising, clearing out and less stash 2.0 is going to be my 2019 challenge. I can’t always throw a precious piece away. Look at the golden fire cone in my homemade Christmas wreath. It’s the only piece left of all the Christmas decorations that used to hing in the Christmas tree when I was a child.
One more thing: a last remark about a cluttered desk. Sometimes I throw all my leftover pieces of fabric on the ground to have an overview and to get ideas. I like a mixture of order and chaos. Order in our living room and sleeping room but also one creative space with clutter.