Change

When I moved my blog to WordPress.com from Blogger, I had all sorts of plans for the theme I found, including lots of photos. Of course, that meant I had to take the time to find appropriate photos. Since then, I’ve learned I just don’t have the time for that.

Life is keeping me busy. Writing another book is keeping me busy. I have to acknowledge this and deal with it. Changing my blog’s theme is one way of doing so.

In life, sometimes you have to declutter. Not just your home, but your activities. I’ve dropped a few activities because there doesn’t seem to be enough time to do things well. My book comes before the blog, but I hate to give up blogging. So I’ll just make blogging simpler. Hope you don’t mind the lack of photos…sometimes I think people have too many photos on their sites, so maybe I’m adding balance by having a mostly photo-free blog.

 

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Photos and Memories

Today a catalog arrived in the mail. It was filled with nostalgic items for people of a certain age…like me. When I got to the page where you can buy all sorts of candy that was available when I was a child, the color photos of the different packages of candy brought back good memories.

And that reminded me of what I did when we downsized and gave up so many of our belongings: I took photos of the items I loved but couldn’t keep. When I look at those photos, all the memories linked to those items come flooding back, and it’s lovely.

So if you dread decluttering because you have a hard time letting go of sentimental items, remember you can just whip out your phone and take a photo of each beloved item. You don’t have to hold something in your hand to bring back memories: a photo will do, and it takes up a lot less room.