The one thing that we have experienced since being home is the question of who we are and what we’ve done, how our life looks and choices we have made to ‘get there’ by our choices.
One of our biggest changes we made was our decisions on ‘stuff’. It is entirely a choice by so many people, to keep stuff. Let’s face it, reality TV shows depict the crippling effects of hoarding of stuff. For us, I personally feel we’d be in the “no way” can we travel had we needed to keep ‘stuff’.
We have had the pleasure of experiencing our 2 months of travel because we chose ‘the other way’.
I have never been a ‘shit shuffler’ (Thank you to my sister for allowing me to watch her neighbour do this with his cars.) Nor can I do “frisbee clutter”. Which means, do not offer to toss me your stuff, like a frisbee, that you no longer want as it will not ‘add’ value to my life.
I’m totally 100% understanding that some people like to add stuff to their life, which would be in stark contrast to my need to simply put in the alley and give away free. I also appreciate that some people ‘need’ frisbee clutter and to be given stuff, as they have lost theirs, which is why garage sales, boot sales and church sales work so well! And I am personally grateful to local thrift shops that ‘recycle’ my frisbee clutter.
We were recently told that if we need to and want to ‘do something’, all we have to do is “sell something”. The irony in that suggestion is we have been doing exactly that, all along, to get to the “other way”… a place Dave and I have been good at creating a path to.
So…. STUFF… it seems to be what is the factor in discussions of late. In particular – to keep stuff, give away stuff or to sell stuff. We make that decision based upon:
- THIS WAY
- THAT WAY
- THE OTHER WAY
- NO WAY
AND because of “OUR WAY”.
We are accepting of how people get to their “this way/that way/ the other way / no way”. For us, we take the path that is non-traditional and “our way” seems to work! We have a week of give-away or sell-away as we are now beach house-less on a path to…..