One thing I've learnt…
… is how to live without my 'stuff'.
Just over a year ago, my husband was posted to New York and we moved to a shoebox-sized apartment in midtown Manhattan. Seriously – a shoebox - for a pair of kitten-heeled slippers – not even a big boot box!
Don't get me wrong – New York is fab-u-lous and our apartment is in an amazing location. But when it comes to cupboard space – forget it.
All our 'stuff' went into storage. My books. My new cookware. My collection of classic weepy movies on DVD. I only brought 7 pairs of shoes with me!!!!
I discovered I can live happily without all that stuff – except the books of course, but now I have a Kindle.
Instead of collecting 'stuff', we're spending our hard earned money on experiences : trips to amazing places, concerts and Broadway shows. Collecting memories.
|A New York Blizzard - one of Janet's magic memories|
I also learned that I can't live without my friends, which is why I'll be on a plane soon to join them all for the RNA conference. I confess – I will be bringing a couple of pairs of new shoes. Just because I CAN live with only 7 pairs of shoes – doesn't mean I DO.
Website: www.janetgover.com – with a blog about those great experiences.