Happy New Year to my dear friends in this little room!
This feels like Thoreau's cabin in the woods by Walden Pond: one simple door, a window on each side, a shelter out back for firewood. The truth is, this year I want to do more than sit on that doorstep and look out all morning. I have some serious work to do, because I don't much like the shape of my life. The essentials are good, and strong. But I need discipline. I feel it deeply.
I am going to start with simplifying. I bet you're thinking, But haven't you already started that, in this quieter writing space? Perhaps, yes! Maybe this was the first step, and important in the past year.
Now, I want to live. Simply live. Live simply. I want to do what needs doing when it needs doing, and in the small, steady doing be who I want to be. Simple living does not mean being inactive, and I have not attended to the stuff of my life as well as I'd wish.
So off with that weight! First thing: finish folding the laundry on the couch. And guess what. Our couch is the color of a washed stone!
Again, Happy New Year! May we live it as fully as we can. Much love.