I loved our long trip back to our hometown.
But I also loved returning home to Arizona.
I walked into our apartment and saw our space and all our stuff with fresh eyes.
After wearing the same 4-5 shirts and the same pair of jeans for 3 weeks, I realized there is still room for improvement.
I still have more than I need.
A new season is coming, so it is the perfect time to acknowledge what I ACTUALLY wore during the winter season. It is a really great time to get rid of everything I don’t need.
So I am using my post-trip energy to tidy our space and get rid of stuff.
Last week the kids got involved and I put two pieces of paper in front of them with the words “Yes” and “No.” I pulled all their clothes from their closet and let them have free reign to choose what went in each pile.
They quickly filled a large box of clothes and their closet felt so much lighter.
Now I tackle my own closet and other spaces in the house, and as I do I feel the hope of a new season.
A season where the kids return to some extracurricular activities.
A season of abundant sunshine.
A season where Kevin may return to an office.
In a year where the walls were closing in on us a bit, simplicity saved the day.
Simplicity gave us the breathing room we needed at times.
And each time I reduce our items further, I feel more freedom.