Monday, May 5, 2014
Diet and Minimalism Notes
It is funny to be doing a minimalistic diet in conjunction with a clear out of excess physical stuff in my home. It has got me doing a whole lot of thinking, of seeing the cross pieces of my life as it currently is. Looking at the change while it is happening in a very intentional and cathartic way.
Yesterday I thought I was doing very well with the diet, I even attended my first food oriented outing in the morning with great success. I attended a brunch where people have a very clean, holistic style of eating and living and so I wasn't too terribly tempted. However, I could only eat from three dishes there and by the end I was hungry.
When we got home I made kale chips and consumed them all (okay, I shared a few with everyone else, E in particular.) John made grilled cheese for himself and Emerson and that was fine until I was sitting across from them and had a little cartoon like daydream of myself ferociously attacking them and eating their sandwiches. I almost burst out laughing at the table and decided I'd go heat up a sweet potato after that.
I have always had a quirky way of daydreaming in cartoon comic book style. It seems odd to me particularly because I don't spend much time with comics or draw much more than a stick figure or a flower. The results so often make me laugh out loud and I love it but I do wonder about how the mind works. What are you doing in there brain??
Taking things out of the house is so fulfilling. Right now I am practicing restraint knowing that the days will be adding up quickly soon and suddenly it will be many more things at a time. I'm eager to clear out the excess in the kitchen. I just saw that Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus will be nearby on a book tour soon. I think I am going to sneak down for the evening. Just for fun. Maybe I can find a partner in crime for that as well.
Today I am getting rid of a few pieces of furniture. Ahhh.