There is a built-in problem with these categories. When I look at one - the others creep in. For instance the finance one is also for me about sustainability, about love for the planet and waking up to what that means. See what I mean? It is about spirituality and compassion and of course livlihood and relationships. So everything is about everything.
Reminds me of a joke - What did the Dalai Lama say to the hot dog vendor - 'Make me one with everything.'
OK - here goes.
The first thing is to repeat something I did a few years ago - I'm going to go a year without buying clothes. It went well that year - I did find that I wanted to go shopping (and truth be told I'm not a big shopper) but it gets out of hand. So the rules are - I don't buy clothes for myself. The exceptions if neccessary are underwear, socks and shoes (runners only) but I don't think I even did that last time. And I've got plenty of socks. The rule also applies to second-hand clothes but not to gifts. I will accept clothes as gifts but we've just been through that season (the gift one of birthday and Christmas) so... I'm also going to clean out my closets and drawers of clothes I don't wear and drop them in the charity bin or garbage. I have some new shoes that I'm going to try selling too - they are beautiful and I bought them when my feet were swollen and they don't fit - Italian high heels in red patten leather. Sigh.
And here is where health and money cross paths - I'm going back to no caffeine which will save me buying coffees downtown and improve my general health. I'll stock up on herbal teas etc... but really I won't miss it.
On a larger scale, Ron and I will probably put this house up for sale in the summer. We'll be down to one part-time kid then and we really can't afford to live here. I love it but I'm totally good with this. Rather have less worries than this house. We'll have had five lovely years in it and we can go back to the other house for two years while we work out how to build a small nice little place to spend the rest of our years. Ha! Right!
That's it for today. If I make a couple of small changes a week who knows what will happen!
Here is a photo of tree house that is quite near where I take the dog...it is so lovely.