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Stuff is only Stuff

So in order to move into an RV, particularly a motor home of 26 to 28 feet, ¬†you can’t bring a lot of baggage. In a world of materialism, we grow so fond of our collections. Yet really, collections only bring temporary happiness and at the end of it all, it only fills a space.

I am a material person. I have hording tendencies. I like to collect things for my hobbies. I have a lot of random, useless junk. I enjoy shopping to make myself feel better on occasion. Just like most people, I buy things and I fill up an apartment. I have a lot of baggage.

Before we even get the RV, we will have to decide what to keep with us, what can be kept in storage, and what needs to go. Of the things that need to go, what can be sold, what gets donated and what goes into the bin. Its so very complicated and it can be so daunting to start to compartmentalize your stuff.

A few years ago I suffered a tragic event. Someone set my apartment building on fire. Long story short, from that trauma I not only developed a slew of mental problems but also to some extent a hording problem. I was very eager to build up my stuff to get back to where I was, and then some. Now looking back and looking over to what I have still, I don’t need that stuff. I miss the sentimental items like photos and I miss my awesome wardrobe but I still have my memories at least.

Which brings us to now deciding to go through my possessions and start to label and move them. Its very overwhelming, and so daunting. Its almost draining to think about. I want to do this though. I want to go, this small lot of things, this is what I am taking with me. Yet, I am still not there yet. I have only compiled a short list of what I am going to sell and have a mental list of what I ,at least, want to pitch.

Soon I will start to take pictures and document on my progress, I feel it will not only be therapeutic to myself but maybe inspire or help others learn to let go as well. Wish me luck!

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