The economy today sucks.
there, I said it. That’s right. you heard me.. it sucks.
I can’t tell what company is coming or going, our retirement plans are worth 1/3 of what they were only a year ago, stocks go down, up, down, down, uuuuuup, and then down again. Mortgage rates are.. well, actually they’re getting better, so yay! But getting a mortgage sure isn’t fun.
So we’ve decided to downsize a little bit. The past few weekends we’ve been slowly (and I really mean slowly. It’s tough to do anything quickly with two kids) going through all our stuff and trying to separate things into 3 piles.
1) Keep it ‘cuz we love it
2) Give it away or sell it
3) Junk it.
I’ve always had a hard time getting rid of things.. I always think “This picture I drew when I was 8.. somebody somewhere is going to want to see it!”. Or “This shirt doesn’t fit anymore.. but .. someday it might.” Or “I love briefcases. I never use them, but someday it might be cool to carry one to work.”
I have stuff from 15 years ago that I thought I’d use again someday.. but I never really do. So finally.. finally I’m getting it through my thick skull that it’s not worth hauling this stuff around with me everywhere I go, and it probably doesn’t need to sit in the garage for another 15 years.
So we’re downsizing. We’re not moving.. we’re just selling, donating, and getting rid of things we most likely will not use for a while, or ever again.
and it feels so good!
Another way I’m downsizing is in the weight department. 183lbs today.. that’s down from my peak of 199 in early december! Yeehaw!