I was half watching a documentary the other night about minimalism (Minimalist) and they were talking about everything they had serving a purpose.
They had to be able to justify to themselves, not anyone else, just themselves. The stuff they had, had to make their life better in some way. Make them happier.
So, I started cleaning. I got rid of the container of lids with no fucking containers. I got rid of the containers without lids as well. I got rid of jars that I don’t need just in case.
I got rid of all the clutter on the book case. The shit that sits in front of the books that isn’t of any use at all.
I got rid of three quarters of my wardrobe because I don’t wear them and I don’t particularly like them. Things that were too big or too small or older or I haven’t worn them in a while, they went.
I cleaned out my freaking car.
And then, I was sitting, scrolling through Facebook, my kids frustrated because they had to repeat themselves again because I was only half listening, I realised facebook doesn’t make me happy. Not most of the time.
I’ve actually had to bail from Facebook for a night or two recently because it has hurt my heart too much, the shit humans do to other humans and then the shit others say about it.
And so, I deactivated facebook. Day one and it feels fucking good. The most frustrating thing is that I have stuff to sell and I can’t list it on there.
But I made some bagels tonight. And freaking vegan blueberry cream cheese!
I know not every night will I be a kitchen goddess and have amazing food made from scratch. Bit today I spent time with the kids. And it was fun. And I took photos and videos because I wanted to document it, not to show it to other people (except for hubby because he’s working away at the moment).
So the irony is, I’m still blogging. But I am blogging because I enjoy it. I am also still over on Insta (@mishmash_jess) but it hardly ever let’s me post so whatever. I have a great friend who’s going to post my blogs to the Facebook page. If you want to comment on them, you’ll have to do it here.
I’ll be back eventually. But not for a while.