Round 72. Closet Edit. 

Slowly getting back to edits and some consistency in my schedule and very happy yo feel this alignment. Today, I was thinking of just everything around me, the mail, the fridge, the pantry, the laundry that is currnety humming, the new furniture outside and so on, was beginning to feel overwhelming. I feel so blessed, abundantly blessed. I look at what others have and am not envious or jealous, I see their challenges and struggles and am grateful that I do not have that to face. I see their abundance and am happy that they are well taken care of. I see the love in their life and also the pain of loss and know that we are all human and no one is exempt from pain or joy. What I know for sure is that this life is brimming with opportunity and bursting with joy and each moment is here, now, and this moment is infinitely as valuable as any other moment. 

Well, after all this rambling today’s edit is another canister of tanning spray lol I don’t know where all this came from! Clearly, I bought it. But, why? 

Round 71. Closet Edit. 

Easel, frame stand? I think it’s a easel… I remember when I bought this – to hold a mirror- and at the time I was unsure of my design intention or direction. That’s the first sign to not buy something lol. However, this easel has served its purpose as the supporter of a full length mirror. 

As of now, the mirror is leaning against the wall and will likely stay that way for several months (I’m guessing) until we figure out the best space for permanent installation. 
*sidenote: the mirror will likely be donated before future cross country move  because I have a fear of it breaking in transport. 

Round 65. Bookshelf Edit. 

There was a time when I believed I would never part with a book. I kept books for the sake of keeping old friends around, comforting and fond memories. I have a handful of textbooks that made the cut and have been with me for quite some time. 

This Louisiana history book is one of the select few. I chucked a bit when I picked it for the edit because texts are in a sense extremely outdated. To think that this book was necessary to the point of keeping for several years – I don’t teach history so that’s not a reason to keep it- was quite naive of me.  I remember this class and it was somewhat controversial and extremely interesting; although, neither contribute to the need of keeping the text. 

As I move through this project, I’m uncovering that I keep things for a multitude of reasons. One reason is to remind myself of the existence of something in my life, another is proof that what existed had meaning and another reason is hope. There are items I have that have weathered the years because there is hope within or hope for a desired outcome. This text is exsitence of my education, my interests, my connection {and lack } to the history of my state, and an underlying notion that I have the book, therefore the class was important. 

So, today I edit this book from my shelf (and a few others) to create space for more life, more learnings and less things. 

Round 64. Bookshelf Edit. 

Sifting through the shelves in the guest room I stumbled upon this gem. I love all things planning and this book was no exception. I purchased it at Target in 2015 and scribbled yoga goals and business ideas on the pages and as I flipped through I saw notes of my first weeks at lululemon. 

This one went in the recycle bin. 

Round 59. Bookshelf Edit.

I love a travel memoir, add in a fearless female nomad and I am all in. I’ve read All Over The Map  several times, and each time I discovered something new. Laura Fraser whisks you away in her writing, you become her pal and you travel through her memories as if you are looking over her shoulder. It is sensational, adventurous and full of wonder.

Sometimes we think we know what we want, we fight and push and climb our way to the one thing…and then, something changes and we find that we return to square one, except the starting point is new and we aren’t as naive.

I am gifting this book to Allie and then she will gift it to Liz and I am not sure where it will land after that. I love that when I pulled this off the shelf there was a short grocery list inside the front cover. It listed about 12 items and one stood out, wheat linguini. This lets me know that I read this book before 2013- when I eliminated wheat and gluten from my diet.

Round 53. Stuff Edit. 

Sorting through little boxes and folders and bins and I found this gem. My student ID from LSU {Geaux Tigers}. 

I almost just tossed and then decided it definitely counts for an edit. As Tolle says, “there is significance in the insignificant, it all matters.” So, even the small edits matter. 

Round 51. Guest Room Edit. 

Another heart pull edit ❤ this is a nightlight from my early childhood. I remember using it in my toddlers and early school years and imagine I used it before that as well. 

I decided to choose for today’s edit as I’m practicing a new tactic to edit something sentimental among unimportant items. So, tomorrow will likely be something less significant… we will see. 

Round 50. Bookshelf Edit. 

I’m writing this edit from the beach. #lifewin 

Continuing the theme of my week with another bookshelf edit – a travel book. Never did I ever think I would donate, discard or edit a travel book – first time for everything. However, on Friday I was chatting with Mary Clair about her upcoming trip to Italy and then when I got home I saw this book on the shelf! I grabbed it and placed it in her cubby at work- she’s welcome to have it and if she decides she doesn’t need it I will drop it off at Starbucks to add to the take one/leave one bookshelf. 

Round 49. Bookshelf Edit. 

Tiny terrariums make the heart smile. I gifted this little terrarium to Kathleen when we started dating and had it delivered to her office – like sending flowers that keep living! It also added some green and lightness to her dark office. 

This little terrarium has moved all around our house and landed on the bookshelf in the living room up until a few days ago when Kathleen sold the bookshelf. 

Today, I brought the little terrarium to work today and placed it in Liz’s cubby. She loved it! I’m so happy that she’s going to liven the terrarium back up and enjoy this little bulb.