Live Beautifully

17 Feb

I downloaded Organized Simplicity, by Tsh Oxenrider, a few weeks ago, but only just now got around to reading it, and I can’t believe I waited so long! I finished it in one sitting, with a plethora of bookmarks to revisit later. This book put clearly articulated ideas and words to what I’ve been trying to do over the past few months, with a few minor differences. I want my life, and my home, to be be organized. To be simple. To be uncluttered. To be inviting.

I want to live beautifully.

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I want every item in my home to provide a distinct function and/or to make me smile. I want to choose items for my home with intention. I want to be surrounded by beautiful things that I can really enjoy, without junk or clutter getting in the way.

I want to beautify the functional, and add style and whimsy to unexpected places.

I’ve been doing a good job of getting rid of the “stuff”, but I want to do more, and Tsh’s book is just the push and inspiration I needed. One thing I’ve noticed along the way is that the more “stuff” I get rid of, the more I want to get rid of.

One of the “tasks” in Organized Simplicity is to create a purpose statement, and I’ve got mine – to live beautifully.

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