3 thoughts on “Transitions”

  1. I haven’t had to deal with this issue, personally. I pin that on the fact that our house burned down when I was 7, and since then I’ve always understood that possessions are impermanent, and never really become attached to them. I’ve given away or donated most of the things I’ve ever owned, over the last twenty years or so.

    Imagine, therefore, my shock when I moved into my current living situation, where my housemates are borderline hoarders who have a ton of craft and religious supplies and a yard littered with random tools and scrap metal and other items that are never used, and also have a tendency to keep things long past their usefulness. For example, at one point we had four propane camp stoves, none of which worked, but getting them to get rid of them was like pulling teeth 😛

    I doubt you’re at that level of attachment, however, and recognizing when it’s time to let go is half of the process. Still, I realize it’s painful to give up things that mean a lot to you. And for those of us who aren’t attached to stuff, often there are other things we are just as reluctant to let go of.

    1. No, I’m not that attached thankfully! Most of these items had love and care put into them, and while just being ‘stuff,’ sentiment is a bitch sometimes.

      Thank you for understanding.

  2. I’ve de-stuffed a couple of times, usually when moving, and I’m a lot better at letting things go than I used to be. I’m also slowly learning how to let go of people or organizations that are doing more harm than good. It’s slow going, but I do feel like I’m making progress. 😉 I have things I would rather not give up, but I think that’s true of most people. It’s great that this is making you feel so much better.

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