Are you ready to set sail for 11 months of voluntary simplicity? Have you made your mind up to live in the abundance you have for a year with out adding a single new item? Have you talked to the kids? The spouse?
I have read a lot lately of people who eschew modern conveniences. They are giving up their homes, cars, well paying jobs, they are perusing simpler lives. That is NOT what we are talking about here. We are only talking about 11 months of not being driven by consumption. 11 Months of living with only what we have, not necessarily giving up what we have.
For me personally I will be using the next 11 months to declutter my life as well. Part of living in thankfulness for what we have is also placing a value on those things and those things that are not adding value to our lives are going to be donated so that they may add value to the life of someone else.
If decluttering sounds like a big task take a moment to check out this downloadable calendar that provides you with just one simple task to complete each day.
Tonight enjoy your New Year’s Eve activities what ever they may be, remember to be safe, don’t drink and drive, have fun and remember to spread the word about The 11 Month Project to all of your friends so they can join you or at least help you practice voluntary simplicity in 2012.