The first thing we got sorted was ridding our living space of anything we don't need or want. Which was a pretty easy move to make considering we have a
sizeable garage to lash all our shit in. The space we have in our little house is so relaxing now and just not having to deal with clutter has been amazing. I have truly had my eyes opened to the fact that I actually don't need a lot.
The garage being full to the brim was really starting to weighy heavily on my mind. We have had a few viewings on the apartment so the monumental task of sorting that aladdins cave of clusterfuckery could so easily go from a task to do at our leisure or quick, shit, get this crap out of here, like now.
So down we went, head torches and all to sort it out. Jeez Louise who knew we had accumulated so much useless crap?! Throwing it down there meant it was for sure out of sight out of mind!
We threw out a lot of crap and have a hefty pile of stuff to sell and a reasonable "give to charity" lot too.
Today we went off to the tip in our vinegar soaked van (that's what happens when you throw out a loada of rubbish and it leaks out of the bags all into the van seats stinking out the whole thing) and got rid of a tonne of stuff.
It was such a weird feeling. I felt relieved, happy and excited to be making moves towards this new adventure, but I also had an ovewheming sense of guilt and sadness at seeing things we had bought and used broken into pieces at the bottom of a skip. But then it hit me. I am still the same me, I'm Emma and we are moving forward. My 'stuff' doesn't define me. I am not me because of those cocktail glasses I bought on a whim, those old sheets are no reflection on who I am as a person. When I finally accepted that the lightness I felt was unreal. All we have to our names is our day to day stuff that we need in our house, 2 boxes that will go into storage, a suitcase of summer stuff and our ski/winter stuff. It sounds like a lot but trust me, it's nothing compared to what we were carrying around before. We have to have it down to a backpack each for when we go travelling which will be another huge step but for now the little materialistic bit of me that still remains is enjoying having a few too many jumpers that I need this winter because this will be the last time I get to do it.
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend. I am looking after sweet baby L at her lovely mummy and daddy's wedding and then something super exciting is happening - Jamie turns a big 29 AND it's our 2 year anniversary. Only TWO? Feels like he's been here all along :) we're going on holiday - so I might not be seeing you for a week or so but I'm excited to bore y'all with tales from Italy and beyond :)
Yay blogger app has had an upgrade! All my moaning paid off! Post from ma phone!! With edited pics and everyfin- technology these days - mind blowing!