This exercise, to get rid of stuff you don’t need, couldn’t have come at a better time. When I left the military I had them move all of my house hold goods (HHG) from San Diego (SD) to South Florida. The original intent was to move to Miami and start my civilian life there but then I decided to pursue a life long dream of studying abroad. So since last December the majority of the contents of my apartment has been in government storage and now its time for me to pay for it. The rates the company are charging is ridiculous so I am going to move it all to a different storage location temporarily. I will be selling most of the furniture and this assignment will help me to purge myself of all the things I hold onto for sentimental reasons or just because I may find a use for it later. Tomorrow, I will be looking at storage units and arranging the transfer of my goods. I also have a chiropractic evaluation scheduled during the day and another fitness class in the evening and sometime during the afternoon I promised my aunt that I will take her driving so she can practice. Whew! To bed I go.
I am happy that I have a plan of attack and I look forward to cleaning house, especially as it means less things for me to store or figure out what to do with or take to grad school come the fall. And I know that will take a huge weight off of my shoulders. Have you done a purge lately? How did you feel? What was the hardest area to get rid of stuff from? I know for me it is paper, I always think I will need something and the archivist in me wonders what documentation am I leaving for my descendants of my time here on earth. A bit silly and self important but there it is for the world to see, my foible, my desire to leave a mark some how on the world.