Delius, Walk to the Paradise Garden
I'm a declutterer.
I regularly fill those charity bags that come through the door. I am not sentimental about stuff. I don't have my children's first teeth, locks of hair or baby shoes. If it isn't useful or beautiful out it goes.
Today I have been internet decluttering. I've been spending far too much time on the internet, that is, time spent in addition to the time spent on this blog. I was beginning to feel that the internet was dominating my life and making it more complicated than it needed to be.
The two main culprits were Pinterest and Twitter.
Two things I found when using Pinterest;
1) It made me want stuff, lovely stuff, but stuff I was quite happy without until I saw it on Pinterest.
It was all beginning to make me feel a bit overwhelmed.
2) All those pictures captioned 'ooh look at this baby owl/seal/hippo!' that actually showed hamsters/otters and guinea pigs were driving me insane. And don't get me started on the photoshopped castle-island that people kept saying was in Dublin. The patronising 'If I had a British accent, I'd never shut up' poster was driving me mad too.
So, I thought it was best to say goodbye to Pinterest before I was rude to someone.
My brief relationship with Twitter was not unpleasant but was not particularly life-enhancing either and I was left wondering what its point was. So, goodbye to Twitter too.
Now I have less stuff to check and keep track of on the internet (no Facebook either) maybe I will read some more books and get some stuff done.