Simplifying Life

With the new year I have been giving a lot of thought to things.  Literally, the things in my life, the stuff I have.  Is it all really necessary?   Work, yeah since I’m not independently wealthy that IS necessary.  Seriously, there are many items in my life that fall outside of food and basic needs, some of it makes life fun, some makes life easier.  I’ve been wondering though, is it all really necessary?  I’ve come to the conclusion the answer is no and decided that 2017 is the year to simplify my life.  I am going to work on getting rid of the things in my life that do not add to my life; or help make me a better person.  It will be important to not overthink what should stay and what should go.  If I am not using it and it is not contributing to a better life, why have it?

Let me share what I am talking about.  Running shoes, they are needed!  Running contributes significantly to my happiness, it has connected me with so many wonderful people and allowed me to support others in discovering just how strong they are.  Do I need all my running shoes that I have ever had?  No! Doesn’t matter that they are still good shoes for everyday wear.  It isn’t like I am actually getting use out of most of them these days.  I am positive that someone out there would love to have any single pair of them to replace their old, worn out shoes. I should re-home my retired running shoes giving them a better life and simplifying mine.