Last week I mentioned that I am moving. In the past I have donated items, but I had two big ticket items I decided to try and sell. I have never been so frustrated than I have been trying to do this as I have dealt with people not paying for items, sending fraudulent checks with silly demands, or saying that they wanted to buy something then deciding that they do not have the money or no longer want it at the last minute. It's OK though. I learned a lot through the process. One of the things I learned is that it is much easier and fulfilling to just give items away to friends and family who want them. So that is what I am doing. And the rest I will just donate.
Moving is a process and each time I get rid of more and more stuff. I just look around and think... do I want to give this item any more of my time, energy, and money. If the answer is no, then out it goes. The things that matter are worth my time to pack and take care of. What do you think? Give it a try and I bet you will find a few things to get rid of.
I have been with more limited Internet than usual this week, but find I have survived just fine and even read more than my typical summer week. Here are a few of my favorite links for a little reading and imagery. It sure got my wheels turning and writing and I hope you find a nugget or two that resonate with you too.
- We have been starting to explore with video through the use of our GoPro. As someone who grew up near Acadia National Park and still enjoys the beauty of this park in all four seasons this short time lapse caught my attention.
- How to Be Creative is a short film by PBS. In just under 10 minutes it will leave you with ideas to consider and theses to build upon as you build your process.
- Pushing Through Fear to Find Your Freedom
- Religion Loses When It Competes With Beautiful Nature
- "Worthwhile interactions make life more purposeful" Thoughts on Meaningful Relationships from The Minimalists
- Did you know that the average size of the American home has nearly tripled in size over the past 50 years. This is one of the 21 Surprising Statistics That Reveal How Much Stuff We Actually Own
- "You will never know if you don't go." Lessons from a Passport
Big puffy white clouds along the AT while hiking the Bigelow Mountain Range. I love clouds!