I’ve never been one for new year’s resolutions. I read on the news that people aren’t doing it so much anymore, so maybe it’s a generational thing. I just think that a year is too long of a time to devote to one specific thing. However, I do think it’s important to actively pursue positive changes in your life. This year is going to pretty crazy for us. We are planning our wedding, buying a house (hopefully, if find the right one), and travelling. I think I might try to set monthly goals to try to keep moving forward.

This month I’m focussing on simplifying our house and stuff. So far I’ve been going through boxes in closets and getting rid of stuff. I’m trying to minimize things we have that aren’t used or important. It would be great to reduce our belongings so that if we do buy a house we won’t have to worry about packing and moving as much.

The other place I’m really trying to tackle is the kitchen. I’m trying to simplify the foods that we have/use. By this I mean, I don’t really think we need to have four types of flour on hand all the time. There seems to be a lot of ingredients in the pantry that we bought, used once and then forgot about. Or else things we bought in bulk, didn’t label, and now don’t know what it is. The first step will be to use up what we have (which is going to take a while) and then only replace key ingredients.

Hopefully my small steps help me achieve the simplicity I long for, in cooking and living

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