Daily Archives: November 9, 2011

Getting rid of stuff is hard.  The things that I'm trying to purge basically include my previous apartment in boxes. My plans when life in certain areas settle, are to move out West, all the way across the country. I want to take as few items as possible. My antique tea cups that my mom and I collected since I was in my early 20's. My hardcover books, that I've scoured old bookstores and the internet for over the years. Something that I've had to put on hold until I move. I'm not happy about that because I love books.

The positives. I get to purchase new things and this time around I'll know what I really need versus the gadget that I thought I needed. Like the mini blender, that really didn't have much power to it. So I ended up using the standard size mixer for years, while the mini blender collected dust in the cupboard.

Buying when you get to where your going. That is my plan. I'm trying to make myself feel better about giving my things away. There's a junk pile and a donation pile. Hopefully the donation pile will be larger.

What's annoying about the process? Other people calling your things junk. Should it bother me if it's just stuff? No, but it does. Only I'm allowed to call my stuff junk. The things that I'm keeping are therefore not junk, thank you very much.

There is a lot of emotional attachment and just plain emotions that this process brings up. I'm still trying to figure out the why.

Not turning to anything like this to ease the stress.

Are there things that you have a hard time letting go of?

Song of the Day: Somewhere Over the Rainbow - 'Ohana, Vol. 1 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow' - Kaulana Kanekoa & Vince Esquire, 'Ohana Volume 1, 2005, Major Hana Records. Click here to see the video on the song, sung by Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwoʻole. (Links may not work in all countries.)

Till next time,