Yes, Marie Kondo, They Spark Joy!

Take the time to find what sparks your joy.

Silver Ermine Wedgewood china dinner and salad plates with Orleans silverware with a cotton and lace napkin.
Silver Ermine Wedgewood china dinner and salad plates with Orleans silverware with a cotton and lace napkin.
Picture by the author.

Writing

The first thing was to write my murder mystery book. The fact that I had never taken writing classes and hadn’t gone further in English than first year university wouldn’t stop me. Little did I know how many classes and knowledge would be needed.

Decluttering

I started the job of decluttering and began minimalizing. You can’t do one without the other. Not if you want to stop with the big declutter every few months.

Decluttering with Sons

I am also slowly removing things that belong to my sons. They frequently said “Why were you keeping that mum?” and promptly throw the article out!

Sparking Joy

I feel that you need to really think about what is important to you. I have some beautiful china that someone could say is kind of dated and looks worn but I love them. I also have crystal that puts a smile on my face every time I see it.

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Recently retired Poison Control Specialist. Now writing a murder mystery and blogging about the fun and freedom for those retired and those about to retire.

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