My husband and I have been working on a project this summer, and while this may not seem unusual to some, those of you who know us personally can attest to the fact that we are rarely on the same page when it comes to the execution of projects. Usually one of us has a bright idea and the other either shoots the idea down or offers so little support that the initiator's momentum quickly disappates. This time however, after months of pushing and pulling, poking and prodding on both sides the wheels have been set in motion!

The mission at hand is to de-clutter our lives! I confess...I am a PACK RAT...not quite a hoarder, but pretty doggone close--therefore, making this a very necessary activity. I have accummulated so much stuff in the last ten years that I could easily supply a few households with various items, particularly clothing and toys! So this sunner we are emptying the closets, going through our storage units, giving away items of excess...all in hopes of eventually being able to fix up our condo, rent it out and be prepared to move into a home that better accomodates our family of five.

In accordance with this plan, today was a particularly good day! We sent the kids over to good ole' Uncle Myki's and Auntie Pamela's house while we rented a U-HAUL, emptied one storage unit and combined its contents with that of all miscellaneous items taken from our home in the last two weeks!

Now, we simply have to PURGE.

While my recounting of this seems so nice and neat, it was anything but! Especially since it was so HOT today! We probably lost tons of water weight!

Despite the blazing heat, the "coolness" of the situation lies in the fact that everything sort of fell into place without too much stress or strain. We were both committed to the task at hand and were present in the moment. We worked hard supported each other, trusted each other's judgement and accomplished a major task on our checklist all in four hours! Best of all we both feel energized and like a heavy burden has been lifted from our collective shoulders!

Another cool side effect of the whole day is the fact that this whole feeling is addictive!

Lesson learned: everything happens in its order, you cant rush progress, and once "it" begins to happen, the only place to go is FORWARD!

Here's to hoping that today was the beginning of many good days to come!

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