|Capilano Suspension Bridge- Vancouver, BC|
The first time I left home I was 21 and heading to Europe. I sold all the IKEA furniture I had accumulated in my Toronto apartment, stored many boxes at my parents and took 4 suitcases with me. I got rid of the cheap things that I collected to fit into the world I didn't. I moved to BC with 3 suitcases, but would have needed a moving van to leave it. This time around I took care and time in accumulating the things I now wish to rid myself of, which is maybe why its hurting more. They may be worth less in gold but I carefully thrifted, swapped, received and made everything I have now. When I sell my car it is something that I took time in searching for, painstakingly maintained and made memories. It makes it harder to part with.
|Mt Walker- Olympic National Forest, WA|
Donating old clothes, selling off furniture and pieces I could have kept a lifetime. That's just it, I don't need any of it. I remind myself every time. When I teared up a bit when my last chicken left I told myself "I will survive." The ability to willingly let go of these things, even if I love them is in itself a privilege. I acknowledge this and vow to use their "worth" towards the idea that I will find happiness through the experiences I am about to have, and not through the things I am letting go of.
By shedding what ties me down to this place it also makes me free from it.
|Bob Red Mill- Milwaukee, Or|
Things can be replaced, you can learn to live with less, the adventures and memories I'm making cannot.
Have a lovely day,
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"The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak." -Hans Hoffman