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My Assault on Stuff & What I'm Doing Next

My recent war that I've been waging has been against stuff. For a while (and by that I mean since 7th grade), I've produced my own income and spent most of it on things from the internet. I've talked about this before so I won't bore you with the laundry lists of my posessions.

Then when I sold my house in North Austin, I was faced with the prospect of moving all that stuff. My most financially productive years were while I lived there, so I bought a ton of stuff. During that period of collection it never occurred to me that I would eventually move. My garage as well as one of the bedrooms in the house because warehouses for my things.

When I moved, I took a pretty extreme approach. I went through every item in the house and made a decision - either I needed it or not. If it was worth more than $50 or so I sold it. If it was worth less than that I put it in a bedroom. If it was worth less than $5-10 I donated it or threw it away. I posted my address on craigslist and let people go into the bedroom and take all that they wanted. Within a few hours the bulk of my stuff was taken away.

Overcoming Negativity: Day 17

On Huan M. Nguyen

A makeup post for yesterday, the seventeenth day of Overcoming Negativity.

It was a good day overall. Not too much went on, and I was dead tired. Things ended up panning out so that bedtime was at 8pm and I slept until this morning (the morning of Wednesday June 26)!

I'm starting to let things go. My room is getting messy, laundry needs to be done, my desk is piling up with papers and things that need to be attended to.

Probably a sign that I'm letting my mental faculties go. I'm just so burnt out right now. Damn.

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