I've made great progress so far with living simply.
My Venturing Crew has just merged with another. I chose to not rejoin, providing me with more time. The Crew wasn't currently doing anything productive, just wasting my time. But I do not regret being involved. I learned great skills, and it gave me wonderful opportunities. Now I can plan to do more high adventure things without the limits of other people.
Last week, I did a little experiment. I went the entire week wearing only two pairs of jeans, a fleece jacket, and plain, simple shirts. It was so much easier to pick out clothes to wear that day, because I could match anything with jeans. I am planning on going through and removing all the clothes I don't ever wear now.
My school has a separate line for snacks, junk food, and drinks. I have been phasing out buying these foods at school, and I have never felt healthier. I am still buying fries at lunch, which is a problem. Getting rid of fries is my next goal regarding food.
My room has stayed "clean" now for about a week and a half. I am decluttering my room, and I'm loving it. I know where everything is, and I don't have to worry about losing anything again. My friend came over unexpectedly last night, and I wasn't ashamed to bring him into my room. I am currently working on my bookcase, which is a nightmare!
Overall, my goal to live simply is going well. I am seeing more things now that I can change. The process is long, but very enjoyable. It's given me motivation to do more things. Both the outcome and the process are worth it.