My original post was going to actually be on this topic, then I ended up writing about immigration, and I didn't feel like those two things belonged together.
I am getting ready to move, and I feel like there has been a common theme surrounding this move. The theme is "GET RID OF THE CRAP!"
I could be considered a hoarder in some areas of my life for sure. I am definitely an impulsive buyer. I will spend money on something and then it will sit for days, weeks, months, or even years. In fact some things that I have bought I have just never even used or opened. Or I will buy something like paintbrushes, and then put them somewhere safe, only to need them again and I can't find them. Then I will buy more because they are only $5.00! Ha!
So, about a month or so ago, my friend told me about a book I should read... maybe you have heard of it...
Cait Flanders is the author. I actually have a couple more on my list to read as well before I embark on this journey. But I am going to embark on this journey.
A year of no spending.
I haven't decided on all the rules I am going to abide by, but I have decided I am going to do it. Mostly because I just have too much crap. I had to have a storage unit this past year, with stuff in it, that I didn't even look twice at for a year. Now.... if I haven't used it in a year... do I really need it?
Even the keepsakes, I am just becoming less and less attached to. Like do I really need to keep all the scrapbooks that I made for my junior high/high school/college days? Sure they are fun to get out every once in awhile, but I mean come on.... who is going to want to keep those when I leave this earth? Probably no one!
So...I am getting prepared for this year of no spending. It doesn't mean that I am not going to go out, it doesn't mean that I am not going to spend any money at all. It just means that I am going to say good-bye to the things that I spend money on that I don't actually need. Like craft supplies, and Starbucks. Things that I could make myself for a whole lot cheaper.
I don't want to have to have a storage unit to store my stuff. I want to be able to pack it all up if I need to and go. Why do I need boxes and boxes of stuff? What's the point?
So.... the first step is getting rid of a bunch of stuff. The next step is not buying stuff that I don't need. The third step is investing in travel, paying off bills, and people instead of stuff.
Check back for updates on my journey!
I am excited! I don't have an official launch date, but it is coming!