A journey begins with a single step

a journey begins with a single step
a journey begins with a single step

Yesterday I gave away the first of many items to come. The above photo is of a necklace that I was given by a pen pal for my 21st birthday.
Yesterday was a good friend’s 30th birthday. They say that life begins at 30. Jesus was 30 when he began his ministry. I have given my good friend this necklace as a 30th birthday present.
The symbolism in this gift is two-fold. It is a symbol to the start of a great journey for her (I hope), and a symbol of the start of my journey to minimalising our stuff.
How fitting the act of giving away this necklace to my friend at the beginning of both our journeys.

Beginning our living with less journey

Mark and I have decided to start a journey to live with less clutter in our home. It is an ambitious adventure since Mark and I are both sentimental people.
I have been browsing pinterest and Google, looking at Micro Homes and secretly wishing that we could live in one of them. That is when I realised that our stuff is actually a burden.
We are going to start small, getting rid of things we don’t need or love. Things that have no sentimental value attached to them. Then we will move onto larger items.
This is not a sprint, it is a marathon. So the going will seem slow, but we hope to achieve a lot in the long term.

Why I will never sleep past 7am again

It is 5:30am as I write this blog post. Andrew (11 weeks) is dozing in my arms after his most recent feed.
No amount of warning could have prepared me for nights with an infant. I have been told by one set of parents that I am lucky that Andrew sleeps 3 to 4 hour stretches as their child sleeps little more than 2 hours at a time.
I have been feeding Andrew only breast milk since his birth. Occasionally
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