Saturday, March 16, 2013

Stuff Needs To Go

Today was a wonderful warm spring day and I've tried to get a ton of stuff done. I plan to clear out the storage shed and I've been compiling stuff in the dining room for a yard sale. Maybe. I haven't had a yard sale in years and I know I won't be having one like my characters in The Yard Sale. But, it is time to part with some things that I no longer need or use.

I am now a believer in getting rid of your stuff before you die. I didn't realize what a sad job it is to go through a person's belongings after they passed away. Now I know what that is like. There is no way to get rid of everything you have and I don't think you should get rid of anything that is special to you, but don't hold on to it for future generations. They already have stuff themselves and chances are they will have no room or desire for family heirlooms. A woman I worked with decided to sell the china and crystal which had been in her family for years because she was downsizing to an apartment and her kids didn't want it.

It is easier to keep "less" clean, too. I am also going to downsize the writing stuff I have accumulated. I have already done some of that, but I have more to do. I have a feeling this may be a Good Will summer!

Besides the chores, I also worked on my WIP revisions. I have some thinking to do on the upcoming black moments. Some changes will have to be made and I hope to work on that tomorrow.

I also changed up my blog this past week. I decided to make the blog more of a journal and a blog that reflects my opinions rather than some sort of marketing site. I surely have never been an essay writer and really I want to spend my writing time on my fiction. Maybe, years from now, I'll look back on this journal and smile and remember (if I still can) what fun I had.

Frankly, my dear, that is as good as it gets.

1 comment:

Donna said...

Lordy, I'm with you about the cleaning out other people's belongings...hard to do!
Now you have me looking around the room I'm now in...Hahaaaa
Happy St. Patrick's Day!