Thank you everyone for the book love! Much appreciated. Still time to enter the draw for a copy and you can read a review of the book here at Carrie Willard’s site. If you’re reading or have read Do Less I would greatly appreciate an honest review on Amazon (reviews are a big help for new authors).
Confession: after tallying how many things have come into our house since my last update I quickly found 18 things that could go. I’ll have to be more vigilant in the next few months to keep under the two out/one in ratio.
Even my husband commented that we had quite a few new things. Shorts and t-shirts for the boys for a recent trip to Portugal and for, fingers crossed, summer. I have two new summer dresses. Our very tall 16 month old has outgrown the Ergo carrier and we are now toting him around in a toddler sized Tula (for carrier aficionados, yes, they are as good as people as say). The clothing felt like a splurge but all of our summer clothes only lasted us four days in the wonderful heat of Portugal. As a family of four we traveled with a medium sized suitcase and a duffle bag. A quarter of the suitcase was diapers. Not too shabby.
There are even some new toys in the house. Yes, we are not perfect minimalists and a dinosaur/car thing plus two little trucks and a small ball came back with us from Portugal. In my minimalist packing mindset I forgot to bring any toys. What can I say, travel and lots of sun, plus a very excited four year-old, makes my resolve weak. Stealth weeding of the toy stash stat!
A few great reads from this week:
- Want more focus? Wear a watch. Great reminder about un-tethering from your phone.
- A Life Beyond “Do What You Love” The privilege of desiring to do work that you love. Our desires should not be the ultimate arbiters of vocation. Sometimes we should do what we hate, or what most needs doing, and do it as best we can.