I've heard this banded about online on a few of my friends sites - but today I paid more attention to what it is.
I discovered it's a de-culttering game created by The Minimalists - Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus who write about living a meaningful life with less stuff.
Here's what they say about it on their site:
"Find a friend or family member. Someone who’s willing to get rid of some of their excess stuff. This month, each of you must get rid of one thing on the first day of the month. On the second, two things. Three items on the third. So forth, and so on. Anything can go! Clothes, furniture, electronics, tools, decorations, etc. Donate, sell, or trash. Whatever you do, each material possession must be out of your house—and out of your life—by midnight each day."
So by the end of November by sticking to this game I'll have gotten rid of 465 items! Blimey!
What better way to get rid of things I no longer need as I approach the BIG 40 - to make way for the new?
So I'm in! I'm not sure I'll be able to get rid of each item by midnight that same day though as I know I'll be selling some things, so am going to make an allowance for that! I'm aiming for the 465 by the end of the month.
Jaimie MacDonald of Made Curious and Jen Gale of Make Do and Mend Year are both taking part so I'm in good company. And seeing it shared on their sites is what inspired me to join in. Thank you ladies!
I'm a day behind so will be getting rid of three items today. Right best get on with it!!
Sunday, 2 November 2014
Saturday, 1 November 2014
Today is the 01 November and this marks my final month at 39!
In case you hadn't heard ;-* On the 23 of this month I'll turn 40 and I'm feeling rather excited about it.
Why am I so excited?
Well, it kicks off my 40/40 project and for me marks the next stage of adventures!
I've been reflecting back and have also been thinking ahead and asking myself - How do I want my next 40 years to be? ooh the opportunities that I don't yet know about!
Are you turning 40 this month too? How are you feeling about it?
Or are you already 40 - How's your experience been?
Maybe you'd like to join me on some of my self-imposed challenges/adventures?
Here's the full list: The 40/40 Project