Thursday, December 17, 2009

The difficulty of downsize

This is made all the more difficult by The Carpenter's version of "I'll be home for Christmas." It just came on.

It is no surprise to anyone who knows me that I have a hard time getting rid of things. I am a packrat. So looking at my room, I see various parts of my past and objects that may not have meaning but are tied to many memories. The problem I face is one of importance. In a few ways, actually. I must figure out what is still important and what will be important in the future. Which, is an important task for moving.

Is my hat collection important? It certainly seems a waste to get rid of them. What about my craft supplies? Will I use them all? Will I scrapbook again? Will I have space? What furniture do I keep? And why am I holding on so tightly to certain things?

I think one of my fears is forgetting something. I'm afraid of leaving things behind and someone else finding it and never knowing how hard it was for me to leave behind.

As mom and I only have a few days now to get out, we can only bring so much and can only pack the most important things.

How do I determine which books are most important if I can't take them all.

I'm concerned there are things I will forget while thinking about what is important and then remembering when it is too late.

So I'm taking a breather. I can't see clearly enough to determine what is most important. If worse comes to worse I need the most important things to fit in the car for a while.

Dan is checking our references now and we should hear back soon I think.

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1 comment:

  1. Sometimes, Pictures help. Taking pictures of the things that aren't really important themselves but are tied to memories. Also, if you have storage or the ability to rent a cheap storage unit, maybe you can keep them all, albeit in boxes, but kept nonetheless.