It is now February 25, 2018 and a bit has happened since last time I wrote here. I got a very bad chest and then head cold and then the stomach bug hit me. That was last weekend and really just yesterday then I really start to feel like myself. I was sick and I had 4 articles to turn in to my editor for our local paper. I had to send him notes and unfinished ones and ask the subjects to copy him on their answers to questions I had sent them. My editor did finish the three most important which were interviews with the School Board candidates. I thought I would never feel like writing again. This week I had two from last week due and two articles on the school budget and the town budget. The other two were Bill Kearn’s departure from the Town of Springfield. We are all going to miss him so much but he is going to a job in the town he lives in, Grafton. I also had almost finished the RVTC Tech Student of the Month so I’ve finished that one now. So there will be 4 articles in this coming week’s paper. I really cannot continue to do that many in a week. I have to limit it to one plus maybe one of my regular columns. Or, I have to quit altogether.
I have been very successful this week and this weekend in purging a TON of stuff. Okay, maybe not a TON but it sure feels like a ton off my psyche. I have purged so many times in my life and lost everything and started over so many times. Once you stay in one place for a while though things just start accumulating unless one is mindful of bringing more things into the home. I KNOW that too much clutter clutters my brain so I’m going to work hard at letting go of things I do not need. Because I believe one day I will live in a tiny house, I am thinking of it as getting down to just what I could fit into a tiny house. It is hard to believe that I once only owned what would fit into the back of my little toyota pickup many years ago. I know I would be happy in a tiny house because I lived in my 29 foot RV for almost 2 years out at the Point Reyes National Seashore.
Anyway, I can seriously feel my mind clearing the more things I get rid of. I hope this lasts.