Simplifying-The Word

Ok-so I chose a word of the year. Now what am I going to do with it?

Well, if you had been in my backseat today, you would have thought I’d chucked it out the window.

My day was a whirlwind of activities that included an estate sale, a garage sale, a thrift store stop, health food store for a gluten-free snack, a stop at the drivers’ license office for my daughter to take her permit test-only we arrived right before lunch and testing couldn’t start again until 1:00, so we had to go back, grocery shopping at HEB, home to put away groceries and let the dog out, back to the DL office (where my daughter passed her exam and is now a permitted 15 year old driver-yikes), a stop to check out the building my husband is working on, the Dollar Tree, Goodwill and Super Wal-Mart. Then, on  my way home, a call from the Spring Fling event coordinator who wanted to know if I was still going to come out and pick up the remaining stuff from her shed. Yep, you bet. Then home and start dinner at something like 6:00. Whew.

That was my word.

But in the midst of it all, I made a decision to work on something (thank goodness for I-Phones). I used my waiting time to start going through my emails and unsubscribing from those that I really don’t need to receive. Ones I regularly delete without reading. Promotional ones, newsletters, ads, etc. It feels good to know that maybe tomorrow I’ll have a few less to weed through to get to the good ones that really matter. I plan on doing this daily, until I’ve gotten it all cleaned up.

I’m going to try to come up with something new each week that I can implement that will  help me simplify.

I also was able to take some of my personal donations out of the house to the bazaar storage place. One more box gone!

What are you doing with your word of the year? Please share-I’d love to hear what steps you’ve taken.


  1. You had a busy day. I like your word. I've been working on that same theme.

  2. Deleting some email subscriptions is a good idea! I've been simplifying too. Pop over to my blog to see.xx


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