The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo; published 2014 by Ten Speed Press
Can you imagine living in a place where, everywhere you turn, you are surrounded by things that bring you joy? I can. I do.
In the last year or so, I’ve been working on simplifying my life. I realized that I was stressed way more than I needed to be—as Mark Manson would say, I was giving too many f***s about things that didn’t matter. I was giving too much of my life for other people, always trying to make someone else happy, and I wasn’t making progress on any personal goals. I wanted to be authentic, but I had no idea how to do it. When I started dating Josh, he kicked this “simplify my life” process into high gear. Now, when I’m at work, I’m at work. But when I’m at home, I live for myself and pursue things that I’m passionate about.