"You are too much of a busy-body...," and "You don't know how to sit still..." and "Slow down!..." are comments I have heard. They DO know me pretty well; in 35 years with the same company I was often eager to take on more than I could get done just to keep "things" forward moving.
So, what do you think? Can I do it?
getting rid of
36(!) years of "stuff"
Getting rid of stuff has turned out to be a lot of fun! So far, we have donated and sold quite a few things. And the kids have emancipated a lot of stuff to their homes, too. They don't know this yet, but they are getting their inheritance early! LOL!
At first it was hard. This is the plaque I got when I retired from Scouting. This is the rock that we picked up at Plimoth (I hand wrote "1620" on it so it would appear authentic!). Here are some Ansel Adams photos. This box is full of trombone music from brass caroling and countless cantatas and concerts. This is the doll house that Mallory and I made together. Homeschool materials. Awards from work. Tinker toys. Legos. Shovels and rakes. Souvenirs from trips and more trips. The SkyScaper kit that was mine when I was in first grade. Duplos. Playmobil. Beanie Babies. Books. Games. And trains. All of it is just "stuff" now.
And then it became easy. What is important are the memories. And I carry all of those with me wherever I roam. There is a really good feeling that accompanies this "downsizing" thing. It's called serendipity.