February 9, 2017


15 Years Later – Getting Back to Us

Earlier this week I published a post about how my husband proposed to me. That post brought back some good memories. Memories of how our relationship started out, how it grew, and where we are now. That post made me think even more about something that has been on my mind lately; getting back to us.

Over the last 15 years we have brought up two amazing young men, (one of whom is turning 18 this August and will be headed into the military). The other who is now 13 and getting ready to finish up 7th grade. Both of our children are smart, kind, and will make amazing parents, spouses, citizens in the future. They are now, but well, you know what I mean. Ill be the first to say that we have done well in that area.

So, where does the getting back to us thing come in? Simplicity. Thats it. Simplicity. Getting rid of crap that we concentrate on in some way, shape or form, and getting back to when we were living in a one-room apartment that held only what we truly needed. Not having to worry about all the extra crap that needs your attention, and in turn takes it away from those who matter most.

Now, let me clarify what I just posted by saying, my OCD is PINGING! Could we “get back to us” with the house in the current state that its in? Sure we could. Could we have a messier, more cluttered house and still do it? Of course. BUT… the older I get the more annoyed I get when my lists, and steps aren’t followed or when I get interrupted in my process. So, that means that minimal is good and hanging on to anything that doesn’t make me happy isn’t. (I’m talking to you clothes hanging in my closet from high school that laugh at me every time I open the door).

So every once in a while there will be posts about how we are coming along. What the journey has been like thus far, and where we are heading next. Updates on the kiddos, both fur and human, will probably be thrown in there as well.

I would love to have you join me. From what’s going on with my writing, to what I’m having for dinner, my goal is to be transparent. Questions and comments are welcome and encouraged. My mind is random so be prepared for organized chaos at times. Oh and Evernote, lots of comments/posts about Evernote. Part of this process is going to be going completely paperless and as I do so I will try to share my process for those who are interested in doing the same.

That’s it for now. Ironically, while writing a post about minimalism, my husband and kids are upstairs clearing out a space for a new fireplace in my room. Yeah, I know, don’t judge 😉 I figure that if I’m going to have more time for family, I might as well do it while I’m nice and warm.

Until next time,


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