Plop, plop, fizz, fizz, oh what a relief it is


first time homeowners
Context for the location of our first home in 1985. The dark grey area is the Reedy Creek swamp. Our lot was about 100 feet away.


first time homeowners
A small lot compared to our current two-acres, yet compared to the typical lot, we felt like we had acreage with our pie-shaped lot.


pile of checkbook ledgers
Pile of 56 checkbook ledgers from 1984 – 2002.


checkbook ledger
Ledger #1.


checkbook ledger
Ledger 56. We are currently on ledger #77. Our check writing has almost stopped.


burning paper files
Yesterday’s reality – burning hundreds, if not thousands of paper files.


burning paper files
Closeup of the reality. There’s no undoing this.


burning paper files
The tip of the paper-elimination iceberg.


Plop, plop, fizz, fizz, oh what a relief it is.

Motivation is like a fire, you must continue adding fuel or it will extinguish.

So motivated to eliminate clutter, stuff, and unnecessary “baggage”.

Seriously, oh what a relief this has been.

After 8:45am Mass this morning, i’ll spend the rest of this Sunday trying to finish.


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By jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites.