It has been quiet on the Konmari front over here. My last weeks at various (freelance) jobs were demanding. I wanted to leave everything behind properly since I didn’t want to burden my former colleagues too much with my departure. That resulted in a final sprint that left little room for anything else in my mind, as lots of space is also taken up by managing the minions. It also resulted in a slightly slacker attitude towards maintaining the organisation in my house, and in the end some upkeep was needed. It wasn’t so bad as it could have been, however, and I am glad for it.
Now I am free (read: unemployed…) and ready to give Konmari the continuation it deserves. I must say that I have been aching to pursue it further, feeling the clutter in my house press in on me, my life, my mindspace and my possibilities of things I could do with my life. Okay, that sounds a wee bit too dramatic but the change that has come from making space so far has already been remarkable. I am lighter, happier, less stressed and I find it easier to ‘just deal with things’. It is wonderful to open my bathroom closet and have easy access to the things I need. It is just amazing for it to be so easy to put my clothes away at the end of the day – and pick them out again the next day. I cannot wait for it to be like this for all the categories in my house.
And my handbag (read: backpack) thanks me for leaving her unburdened at the end of the day, I am sure.