Thursday, December 31, 2015
I've tried everything but hypnosis and I have yet to manage to stick with a plan to de-thing my life. The little hoarder that lives inside me gives me nothing but lip service. Well, hehe, I think I've got A Plan. Shame! That's what it will take! I am going to put on (limited) public display the painful process of my de-thinging. And you all get to witness it! Doesn't that sound like fun?
(Insert the sound of crickets...)
Starting on January 1, 2016, I will be shedding a thing a day. I think, trying to keep this in some sort of manageable shape, I will be putting them out there - seven things - every Monday. I may also take full advantage of the material to muse on these things and the process of shedding them. Be warned. It may either be as boring as watching paint dry, or it may give you the heebie-jeebies (how much stuff DOES she have, for natssake!) I expect you all to hold my feet to the fire and to needle me unmercifully if I show signs of slacking off. I was going to start a page and have it all categorized, but I suffer from ADD, not OCD.
I will use Facebook, Freecycle, Craigslist, Goodwill, and the curbside (which, for some reason, local folks use with reckless abandon - piling a bunch of junk by the road with a "free" sign on it. And it sits and becomes a gelatinous pile of unrecognizable flotsam over the months that it is there. There ought to be a law...), or, finally, the transfer station, my very last choice.
Truth be told, I have been working my way up to this. In the month of December, I shed a nice little pile of things. It didn't even make a dent.
Along with the de-thinging, I am going to shed a few pounds and a few bad habits. I like to think of the coming new year as the Year of Light(er) and Possibilities. I have prepared my support systems so that I won't be inclined to backslide as easily as I usually do. I am also trying not to cram every last bad thing into tonight as if it's the last fun day of my life. I had to turn away from the potato chip aisle, the chocolate aisle, the adult beverage store. That's not saying that I don't have enough adult beverages at home to tide me over to the new year. I. Can. Do. It.
Any other Resolutioners out there? Do tell.....