|so much space. and it's all mine.|
But it's also the new year, and I'm feeling a bit like I need to lighten the loads that make up parts my life. That and I like a good method of procrastination from things that should be done, like cleaning, or lesson plans or grading.
A part of the hoarding tendency comes from my reluctance to throw things away that still have some use, or reuse to them. And the fact that I hate spending money unnecessarily. The money part is a big thing now that I have the house although I have always been good with saving money - just ask my parents, and as evidenced by exhibit A (below). While going through a random tub of stuff that had been in storage for several years, I found $20 I'd squirreled away from a long-passed Great Grandmother. And yes, it's still in the envelope.
|yes. I received that cash back in the 80s.|
there is no shame in saving $20 for a rainy day.
One of my current tasks (read: procrastination at the end of vacation technique) is cleaning up my bookmarks. Going through the bookmarked webpages is a little like going through old photos in that you really have no idea what is there. Some of them I have no clue why I bookmarked - at the rate content is updated, the article I had read or the crafting idea I liked has long since disappeared into the abyss of the archives. A number of them are blogs, some of which haven't been updated in several years. I have saved some bookmarks, pinned others, and deleted a lot - it feels a bit liberating to see the list get shorter.
I particularly liked this post that popped up on a bookmarked blog:
I have realized how quickly I accumulate things, and I enjoy letting things (not everything, but a lot of things) go. And I need to make a bigger habit of it.
This is not so much a resolution (it is the new year, after all), but a goal nonetheless. We'll see how it goes.