Ok, some success: I sold my old phone, now there is one less piece of gadgetry in my desk drawer. I packed up a ton of toys and hid them in the closet. I let two different people borrow a ton of baby stuff and toddler toys. Yeah! I do feel like there is a little more room to break with less.
Of course, I did buy some books, crayons and a coloring book at the store yesterday. If I can purge as much as I consume, we will be okay around here. I know I am still buying too much. I have let the Target sacks sit in my car for days without even bringing them into the house. Long enough for we to wonder what I even bought and long enough to realize it wasn’t really anything necessary, or I would have brought the bags in immediately! Hmm. But there is simplicity in my life even if there is over-consumption of material products. My journey toward simplifying is far from complete but today I have the satisfaction of knowing and feeling the benefits of improvement.