the path

Anger can never sustain you. It serves you by urging you to move when you need to. But once in motion, you must find a new fuel before you become merely a tool of the unstable combustion of volatile emotions, before you feed the very monster you wish to defeat. If happiness is what you … Continue reading the path

My Spark Joy Journey: an update

I've been so busy actually decluttering lately that I haven't gotten around to blogging about it! Here's an update: So far I've gone through both my clothes and the children's clothes, with one sentimental bin of children's clothing left to go through. I let myself off the hook for not getting that one done yet … Continue reading My Spark Joy Journey: an update

thankful

I am thankful... ...thankful for the wrestling, for I have found inner strength ...thankful for the pressure, I have learned to bend ...thankful for the pain, for out of it flows true joy. In darkness you come to appreciate the light. -3.5.18

My Ideal Lifestyle: Beginning My Spark Joy Journey

I recently wrote down my vision for our home and went into great detail. Being as specific as possible is the only way to reach a specific result. ENTERTAINING My husband and I are both seriously interested in entertaining more, in hosting parties and simply having company over. We are very relational people and love … Continue reading My Ideal Lifestyle: Beginning My Spark Joy Journey

Spark Joy: The KonMari Method of Decluttering and Organizing

I was recently introduced to the books of tidying expert/guru Marie Kondo (KonMari), and as soon as I read the brief excerpts on her website, I knew I needed these books in my life ASAP. Being somewhat of a dejunking/organization nerd myself, the joy I felt inside of me as I looked over her website … Continue reading Spark Joy: The KonMari Method of Decluttering and Organizing