Time to Wake Up

Wow, I haven’t blogged in a long time! I kind of missed blurting out my thoughts in the world wide web. I don’t know how I survived without making any posts (tarot-related or not).

Before I begin, I just wanted to say how impressed I am with this full screen view while posting a blog entry. Definitely reduces a lot of the visual distraction. I’m just writing this post straight from scratch… no drafts whatsoever… =D

So anyway…

A lot of stuff has happened since last year. I’ve gotten busy with personal life and gradually lost interest in writing anything. I guess every writer (or blogger) comes to that point. Hiatus. I think that’s the proper term.

Before I quit blogging, I was part of the PDR reflections group created by members of the Aeclectic Forum members. I was suppose to make a weekly reading on my favorite tarot deck and share my studies with the group. I was doing a good job for a few weeks but it didn’t last long. This reminded me why I don’t like making new year’s resolutions. It just doesn’t work for me. That said, I want to apologize to the group members for my disappearance.

I want to go back to writing again. I feel it to be therapeutic. But I won’t be focusing on tarot anymore. Right now I have a new obsession. It’s about minimalism.

I’m currently reading a book by Francine Jay called “The Joy of Less, a minimalist living guide”. I’m still far from finishing the book but I’m really liking her tips. Her mental preparation exercises helped me a lot in dealing with my clutter head on. I’m just realizing how much stuff I actually own and it’s draining me.

I’m learning a lot about “Space”. One lesson I learned that I want to point out is : “Space is valuable”. I learned that if there’s a space, it doesn’t mean that you have to occupy it (with stuff). If the corner of the room is empty, it doesn’t mean you have to buy an end table to fill it. Or a new painting to hang over a bare wall. Isn’t it interesting? To me, it is. I think this is going to be a very interesting journey. So please welcome me. Hi, I’m AJ, I’m a clutterer willing to change.