This year I'm going to give you a different view outside one of my windows each month. This month it is from the room where my desk and computer reside. It is the former bedroom of my youngest son who moved out about four years ago after graduating from college. There are two windows. This one is the one I'm looking out of right now as I type. . . .
Because my house is shaped like half of an octagon this bedroom's two windows have slightly different views because of the angle in the room. This second window is slightly to my right at about a 45-degree angle on a different wall. This is the other view from my chair. . . .
These windows look out onto the woods we had cleared a couple years ago. From the first window I can see the sun rise over the cliffs behind the cabin I shared a picture of in my Out and About post in December about the Dulcimer potluck.
The reason I'm starting with this room is because this is where I've spent the majority of my time it seems since the beginning of the year bringing my photo albums up-to-date. It's also where I'm about to start my decluttering project. My desk drawers and computer files! I haven't started any of my other projects--learn to draw, play the dulcimer or learning how to use my camera properly. God is working on me on the Joy-filled goal. It seems I have to be tested first to see where I am so I can see how far I've come by the end of the year.
So, my question to you is this. Are you working on a decluttering project in your life? If so, where did you start? What is your process....is it room by room, or are you doing all the closets first, then all the drawers, etc.? Are you decluttering in others ways like cutting back on activities like too many meetings or computer time or TV watching?
Finishing my photo albums was actually part of decluttering my desk. And now that I've finished 2014's projects I feel I can move on to my other projects. I'm going to set aside a particular day a week to devote to each of my projects. I think this is the only way I'm going to spend the necessary time I need to learn them.
What about you? Do you have a particular method for making sure you accomplish what you set out to do?
Here is an article on decluttering that I found inspiring. At the end of that article are more links to other articles if you want to keep reading.
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