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Ready, Set, Jet!
If you follow me, then you know I like to read.
I would rather read than watch television. I would rather read than visit with people and I would rather read than go shopping. (Unless I'm shopping for books, lol) But the trick, for me, is finding free time to sit down and settle into a book. But I am so happy I have started a new routine at work + the 2 new, super amazing admins have been a great help! Honestly. you have no idea how excited I am.. well maybe you do. Who likes to work 80* hours a week? No one, thats who,, No One!
But back to the books...To catch up on last months post on what I was reading Click Here. This week I'm reading a book on tidying up and astronomy. #WildWoman
The Life-changing tidying up book is translated from Japanese. I think you need to have a good handle on the culture to understand it. I was having a conversation about this book with someone last week and they drove that point home with me.
This lady was adamant that I "got" the book, which she thought was bat-shit crazy, by the way, because I understand the art of flower arranging and calligraphy, and have studied Feng Shui (I politely pointed out that was Chinese) and studies about Asia. Her not so polite point was that she didn't give a fuck. Not about organizing, not about energy or any of it. She felt she was too busy day- to-day to care if her laundry was sorted, much less folded with love. #Yikes!
Because folks as we know, there are few people out there busier than I am..
*See 80 hour work week and every blog post I whine about how tired I am.
But enough of that, I could have blown through The Life-Changing book in a few hours, but I wanted to actually savior it and think about the philosophy behind the art of making everything sacred. Yes, even the act of cleaning. So I read a bit and pondered it as I went about my day. There are some big lessons about not doing what every magazine story promotes as gospel, for instance don't clean one room at a time or only throw out one item per day. Ms. Kondo has some tips that make sense about tackling BIG spaces by sorting multiple items. The point too of touching everything and only keeping the items that you love seems very logical to me. But we established I was bat-shit crazy years ago, lol.
Now also I should point out my house is pretty tidy, okay my house is very tidy. I understand the rule of putting things back where they go immediately, but I did learn quite a bit from this book. And yes, I'm down with the philosophy of thanking everything.
I have mine labeled and sorted. When I realized that they were all going to end up in a box I stopped printing them. Well I do print out photo books as keepsakes, but they only contain the best pictures and go on the bookshelf! And it makes more BOOKS! #YEAHBOOKS!
Here is more on the poor astronomy book I'm not even talking about. It's actually a very good reference book. I learned a lot from it and will take it on the upcoming camping adventures.
Now I have books to finish, before my organic bubble bath fizzles out. Where did I put that candle?
Catch you later-
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