Preparing For Launch
Well, I have one week to go before I head out into the unknown. And it’s getting complicated. It’s one thing to minimalize a little bit, it’s a whole other level to do it to the extent to fit everything into a van. I have a long way to go and it’s going to be a tough week. It’s absolutely amazing (and very overwhelming) how much stuff we collect over the years. And comparing the stuff we have, to what we actually use, is mind-blowing. Most of this stuff, that I go over and over and try to figure out what to do with, is things I haven’t used for months or years…..or ever. What a waste of time! Why do we think we need all of these things? I think I must buy things just to buy them. I was hoping to get some pictures of my simple van set-up, but it’s too much of a mess right now as I have been just throwing everything in there I think I need, then when I get through my things in here I will go out there and organize all of it (still more than I need probably). Ok as I continue my “fight” with “stuff” today, I will leave off with a few lyrics from what is becoming my theme song this week.
From Frightened Rabbit’s “Things”:
“Well here’s the evidence, of human existence. A splitting binbag next to two damp boxes and I cannot find a name for them, they hardly show that I have lived. And the dust it settles on these things, displays my age again, like a new skin made from old skin that had barely been lived in — I didn’t need these things, I didn’t need them, oh…..”
Peace, and peace, -Brock