A Countable Number of Things

No Side Bar just published a piece I wrote called Transforming Stuff Into a Countable Number. Many thanks to the editors there! I’ve found a lot of wisdom on that site and appreciate having my writing alongside pieces I’ve admired. Go see why I put an image of the ocean here, then come back to comment if you’d like.

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4 thoughts on “A Countable Number of Things”

  1. I’m so glad I found this blog! This post really resonated with me. Drowning in an ocean of things is totally how I would describe a household of stuff. We recently added another baby to our household. The last month of pregnancy, I started to get severe anxiety about potentially not making it through delivering my baby. We did a huge Swedish death clean of our house, taking over 6 car loads to various places to donate, sell, or (unfortunately) toss. It lifted my anxiety markedly! Nothing else was so effective. It was amazing how free I felt knowing my husband wouldn’t have to sort through life as a new father *and* all my junk if the worst were to happen!

    1. Oh, Kai, that big clear-out right before your baby arrived must have felt amazing. I’m sorry about the anxiety you felt, but so glad you’re on the other side of it now with a lot less stuff to deal with. Sending you best wishes for this joyful, full-speed, sometimes crazy stage in life with a new little one. Thanks so much for reading and leaving a comment. <3

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