For those who don't know, the KonMari method is a process for paring down your Earthly possessions so that you only own things that you use or like to look at or in other words "spark joy" and I decided to do it!
The method is outlined in the books The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up and Spark Joy written by Marie Kondo (thus, "KonMari").
I honestly forget how The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up was recommended to me, but it must have been from someone who knows me well because I LOVED. IT.
It's like a guide to being artfully OCD. Which I clearly am.
It put me at peace whenever I read it and made me itchy to start but I always kind of felt like I had a couple of remaining questions even after reading the whole book and was gun shy.
So when I saw that she had a companion book, Spark Joy, I bought it and sure enough, it answered some of the questions I'd had initially and generally gave me less of an excuse to keep putting it off. Plus I finally decided to move which was just the impetus I needed!
I saw that on Amazon there is a companion journal that goes with these books and at first I was like:
I don't need to journal about this, I'm just going to get it done and be happy about it. Only losers journal things. 😝
And then I actually started doing it and was like:
I NEED TO SHARE THIS WITH THE WORLD!
Oh btw for the record, the KonMari process is *supposed* to take 6 months ...
And I decided to do it all in 3 weeks ...
She recommends that you do it before you move and I didn't know I was moving until a few weeks ago. Hey, no time like the present and where there's a WILL THERE'S A WAY MOTHERF*&#ERS!!! 😁 😂😅🙃😲
(I apologize in advance for all of the emojis)
Day zero: vision boards and tidying goals
I had never done vision boards before, so I was not sure what they were supposed to look like or completely what I was doing, but much like the KonMari method, I just decided to dive in.
I think they look pretty good, don't you?? 😎
But even before I completed the vision boards, I first typed out what my goals were. Kondo advises you to ask yourself why you are doing this and what you hope to achieve.
I was a little surprised by my goals at first, they are very traditional-gender-role-oriented. Sometimes a voice inside of me is like BUT I'M A FEMINIST WHAT DOES THIS MEANNNNNNN 😂😂😱😵🙅😶
But, then again when I think about myself and my ideal life I *do* like things more traditional than maybe other people think or than I would normally care to admit 😮😃👍
A couple of my goals are:
- Feeling relaxed in my space
- Being the type of person who buys flowers and cooks a lot and enjoys it
- Being more motivated and productive
- Exercising and staying in shape
- Making things easy to clean because I enjoy it
I'm so weird I enjoy cleaning I know! It's weird! But just wait, it gets weirder.
To be continued!