lately i’ve been in a purging mood. i’m wanting to simplify more and more.
i find that i don’t want to collect stuff any more just for collecting sake, but rather only keep things that i will actually use.
of course, this process has taken [and will continue to take] time. i’m partial to some things i have laying around in my bedroom and even though my mind can’t find a reason to keep those items, my heartstrings are tight.
going shopping now is a bit easier. i ask myself “will i actually use this item, or will it be used for only a short time only to be forgotten later?”
it is amazing how many things i’ve learned i can live without.
i think this is part of the reason why lately i’ve really thought highly of mp3s. there are exceptions – albums i need to have the jewel case, the liner notes – but for a vast majority of the music i enjoy, i can handle only having digital downloads of [however, this can lead to a cluttered hard drive if one is not careful].
i think what i’m really searching for is simplicity – having what i need – not collecting what i don’t.