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"Freedom's just another word for nothin' left to lose"

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Would that the nothin' left to lose was weight, but, oh well!

DH and I are seriously downsizing. Our retirement plan is to travel - to become voluntarily homeless and nomadic - to live wherever we are, knowing that where we end up is where we're meant to be.

So I've downloaded my favorite classics in literature to my Kindle, and those books are all in a bag for they synagogue's yearly sale. Tablecloths and napkins, in bags ready to go. I'm mentally going through our household inventory, listing what to give away, what to sell, what to keep in storage, what to take on our trip.

And it is so FREEING!!!!!! Seriously!!!! My life is just feeling cleaner! Like losing weight, I'm losing THINGS that I don't need.

I feel lighter already!
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TARABEAR 1/26/2012 1:47PM

    Good work! Keep it up! It is freeing feeling to purge old stuff, isn't it?!?

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JLPNURSE 1/19/2012 8:45PM

    Good for you. I know I would find it challenging.

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CIVIAV 1/19/2012 11:24AM

    Sounds amazing! I'm doing some of the cleaning out but not to your level. Enjoy it all!

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SAMI199 1/19/2012 9:25AM

    emoticon We did that last year before we moved to the big city.BEST thing ever-I have missed very few things & love not having all the stuff to worry about. Having a smaller place also changed my mindset about buying things. It use to be-buy-buy-buy.Now-I always ask myself-Where are you going to put it?
Good Luck-the process wasn't always easy...

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WATERMELLEN 1/18/2012 8:25PM

    What a great concept: love it!! My house is tooooo full of 26+ years of family living: and I'd love to downsize/declutter.

At the moment, work is too pressing. But: the time will come, for sure.

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DESUE55 1/17/2012 11:16AM

    That's what I'm gonna be spending an eternity doing once we move back to San Antonio!!!

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BESEVEN 1/17/2012 10:55AM

    That's awesome! I'm such a packrat, and I don't really want to be, but I just don't know how I could ever part with my "stuff." It's on my list though. One of these days. :-)

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