Accumulating and Purging…

Cycles, life comes at you in cycles, well, at least, mine does. No matter where you are now, you’ve been there before. Well, at least, I have.

For me, it’s 2008.

Let’s take a closer look at it:

Today, I’m one year off my Grand Voyage ‘Round the World, I’m underemployed, struggling with money issues, drowning in debt and in unused, unnecessary, random stuff laying about the Estates. I’m feeling creatively stifled and unmotivated to make the changes I know need to be made to get back to where I want to be.

All those years ago, I was one year off 5 Takes and I believed in my heart of hearts that something would’ve come from the experience. Nothing ever did. I was depressed and fat and underemployed, struggling with money issues, drowning in debt and in unused, unnecessary, random stuff laying about the Estates. I made a grand proclamation to anyone who would listen, “I’m was going to sell everything I own, pay my debt and travel ’round the world.” I was just about fifty percent of the way to my goal when I actually got the chance to travel around the world. I’d lost weight, got healthy, spent less money, lived better…

Now, I’ve been, admittedly, in a bit of a rut; but, ain’t nobody got time for that…I’m taking a first step.

Let the big purge begin!

I’m determined to rid myself of thirty percent of everything in my life.

I’ve set rules:

  • if I haven’t used it in a year – it goes;
  • if I haven’t seen it in three years – it goes. (You’d be surprised…)
  • if it’s a project - finish the project or it goes.
  • if it doesn’t fit, is stained, ripped, hopelessly outdated – it goes.

Basically, I’m starting my spring cleaning now and whilst I relieve myself of all the crap keeping me tied down I’m hoping, it’ll trigger a release to all the crap keeping me down.

It’s time to purge. I mean, really, does a single man living alone in an apartment need two packing tape guns?