I’m almost ready. All my extraneous items are packed snuggly away in the guest bedroom. My husband threatened to post here last night. I walked into the guest room to add one more item to my non-necessities pile and he accused me of pulling out a 34th item. No such thing! I should do it, just to see if he actually notices and if he would actually tell on me!
This morning, I got a phone call from my mom asking if I could fly to Texas to spend some time with one of my sisters. She just had emergency surgery and is feeling blue. My mom has been staying with her, but has to go home at some point. Would I be willing to come keep Kelsey company? Not such a terrible request as I would get to spend time with all three of my sisters and my niece Kylie.
It was an immediate gut reaction to groan, “I hate to pack!” But, I think one of the most beautiful things about this Project 333 endeavor is that I could toss all 33 items in a modest suitcase, zip it up and fly away without a thought! No wondering if I packed matching outfits, no wondering if I will look cute. The only consideration would be to remember my underwear, socks and toothbrush! I may never go back! However, I would have to control myself once I got there. It seems to be a habit to go shopping with my sisters. I’m on a clothing diet, no buying anything new!
So here are two closet-purging, Avon purchases. They promptly expelled four skirts that I haven’t worn in years and a dozen brightly colored sweatshirts with screen printing. I’m still waiting on a pair of black pants to be delivered, one white, collared poplin blouse and a pair of navy leggings.
Here’s what I am wearing for the next month:
3 pair of jeans
4 nice, solid long-sleeved t-shirts
4 nicer collared shirts
1 denim jacket
2 pair leggings, one pair yoga pants
2 very casual t-shirts
4 layering tanks
So, how did I do? Am I missing any essentials that you can think of? I have ordered a Versalette, but it won’t arrive until April.
So what do you think?
Can you go there with me?
Past the land of not enough,
Past the glut of way too much.
Brutally ignore the whining ego,
Willing notice what can forego.
Indulge in the simple,
Revel in less.
Notice the clarity,
Wonder at scarcity.
Change my heart?
Turn your mind?
What revelation might I find?
At the end of a month,
Still abundantly blessed,
But peace. Contented now,