Today begins a new kind of holiday season. It's Discardia, so named by Dinah Sanders, author of the corresponding book and blog. This Discardia runs from March 20 - April 18. The premise is to set aside regular times of the year to evaluate our possessions and whether they still serve us.
I'm reading the book right now, and I love it. There is a lot of fresh, compelling material here. It's not an ordinary decluttering book, although I've read stacks of decluttering books and I love the ordinary ones too. Discardia has more to do with living our best life and figuring out what might be blocking us from fulfilling our passions. Does our stuff help us or hinder us? Does it symbolize desires that we aren't acting on?
This is my first opportunity to participate in Discardia. I'll be doing it in earnest, partly because I'm preparing for my 40th birthday and partly because we're considering moving again. That would be my 28th move since 1993. I'm only halfway through the book and I already have a mental list of stuff to gather up for the donation box.
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I've been working with chronic disorganization, squalor, and hoarding for over 20 years. I'm also a marathon runner who was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and thyroid disease 17 years ago.