I’ve been trying to figure what I want. Like what I really love to do and I try to take note of the feeling of enjoyment when I feel it. The other day I was in the kitchen and I looked at my bread box and I thought, “I LOVE that breadbox”. Then I wondered what other personal belongings I LOVE so I decided to make a list. Now I have 4 things on that list:
- the picture of a sailboat Asa drew
- the collage of the Mary Poppins musical Max was in
- my front porch
Have you ever considered what possessions you absolutely LOVE? It’s interesting. I’m pretty sure after Sam moves out, I don’t want to stay in this house because I don’t want to take care of the yard. I’m sick of mowing. The leaves are starting to fall and YUK. Then I was thinking....well, if I was moving, I sure don’t want to take all this shit with me so what would I want to take? The answer is very little. I’m going to keep adding to my list for the next year and when the time comes....I’ll know exactly what to pack. Well, I can’t take my front porch but I can enjoy it for awhile longer. My garage is jam packed with shit. Some stuff I moved from the old house and haven’t even looked at in 6 years. This fall I am going to go through all that and purge. I decided once a week I will a take a truck load of crap to the goodwill and dump it. I started last week and it felt good! I loved that. Who knows I may even get rid of my college textbooks that I’ve been carting around for close to 40 years. I’m pretty sure I’m never going to look up anything about plant pathology ever again.....or entomology. I went out this morning and made a pile to take this coming week when I head into Lawrence. I figure if I do a little bit every week, it won’t seem like such a big job. I’m also making piles in the house and throwing shit in the trash. I just don’t want to be bogged down by all this crap. And if someone says, “Hey! Let’s go and do and see and have an adventure!” I want to be able to go....and then come home to an simple orderly house that needs hardly any upkeep. I have a ton of scrapbooking stuff. I may just start putting all my memory’s in a book....instead of boxes.....maybe not. So many decisions to make. I guess when deciding what you really want, you have to be willing to let the things you don’t want go. I saw a meme on Facebook....a quote by Toni Morrison that said, “ if you wanna fly, you got to give up the shit that weighs you down.” It’s true. What about you? Do you have anything weighing you down? Let it go!! Let’s soar together!! Who’s in??