April 30, 2010

Where to start?

I'm back! I have a house! It's spring!

The last 10 months seem like they could have been a dream. Or nightmare, depending on which day. One that I don't know if I want to re-live here, although my intention was to use my blog to document the whole house-building process.

Living without "stuff" for 10 months makes a person wonder why she needs so much of it. I basically lived out a duffel bag -- maybe 7 outfits, 2 pairs of shoes, toothbrush, shampoo. Now faced with endless boxes to unpack, I question every item. But at the same time I think I missed my "stuff" and feel more like myself now that I have it back.

How about you? Are you a minimalist? A hoarder? Does your "stuff" have meaning or is it just there? What things do you treasure the most?