In my pursuit to balance the chaos....namely the annual planning process chaos...my other pursuits have tipped the scales in favor of passion, instead of simplification. It is all about the balance. I have continued to think on the future contents of this blog, and roughing out some ideas.
I was given some great advice today by my mentor:-) I have a spreadsheet tracking everything I am tossing, selling or donating already. That is the details. I shouldn't get bogged down in the details. I live in the details every day at work. I need to take the time to realize what the impact is on what I am doing. I donated some clothes last week. I had no feelings about it, because I am focused on that 500 items by 8/31. Someone will get some nice clothes, and I cleared out 8 bags of stuff that was cluttering up my entryway. I was able to consolidate closet space because of this. Lastly completing that task is worth at least taking a second to take note of. So big Hulk Clap to me!
Little progress today as several eBay items needed to be relisted. The sell side is falling a bit behind. I did manage to chop up all the softcover books I intend to scan, and managed the scanning of 25 of them.
Look for several quick lots to be posted on eBay in order to drain that side down quickly. Still not sure the "stress" from the owning of items matches the "stress" of the actions to get rid of them:-).
My secret weapon of book donation is still in the back of my pocket. So not sweating it too much. I realize this is just a start with trying to simplify, minimalism, and prioritize my life. I look forward to each day as getting a little bit closer to bringing the chaos back in balance.
Too far behind on the actions to get rid of 500 items so far.
Out of 339 items identified to sell:
Out of 436 items identified to Donate:
Items to Trash/Recycle
I should be a little more focused tomorrow and get some more items up on eBay, and drop off the donated books. It will be essentially halfway through the month, and need to be at 250 items if I hope to get to 500.
And so it begins. A quest to find a Balance to the Chaos of Life. This website will serve as not only a way to chronicle this quest, but also to curate the attempts along the way. Some current and past (and likely to be revisited) interests will be curated and discussed here, such as:
I am currently attempting a modified Minimalist Game for the month of August. I am not engaging in the 1/1, 2/2, 3/3....form, but rather targeting sell/donate/recycle of 500 items this month. I will have some further posts on this and my progress towards this target. Let's see if less really is more.
Trying to figure out how to balance what can appear to be the Chaos of life. Picking up new hobbies, passions and learning for a lifetime of happiness and success. Curating it all, for better or worse.