About once a year I go into my storage unit and throw out a bunch of stuff. My dream is to have room in my storage to use it like a closet and allow my van to look like a normal car everyday without blankets, clothes, paperwork etc. in it. It hasn’t happened in the almost 4 years I’ve have been free-sleeping (AKA sleeping in my van) but I think this will be the year.
I SWORE when I started this job today that I’d be RUTHLESS and throw out almost everything. Naturally that didn’t happen. But I filled the van with stuff to throw away. It’s there now. The project for tonight is finding some dumpsters to throw the stuff in.
My storage unit is 5 ft by 5 ft by the way. Everything I own is either in there or in my van.
I’m at least halfway finished clearing it out. I have thrown away a TON of clothes that don’t fit me. I threw away a ton of canned food I was hoarding in case the apocalypse happened. I threw away three coolers…the kind you bring on a picnic to keep food cold.
It’s hard throwing these things away. What if I lose weight and need the clothes? I’m told that I should trust that I will have enough money in the future to buy whatever clothes I need. I guess the same goes for the apocalypse food. And well, I can’t for the life of me figure out why I bought not 1, not 2 but 3 coolers. It’s a mystery to me.
The very hardest is the books. Especially throwing away the ones that I haven’t read yet, the ones I should read so I can be a well rounded person. I threw a whole lotta books away today.
My friend reminded me that I could donate some of this stuff but I have this problem of running out of steam when I do this, just kind of collapsing after a couple of hours and if I make things to complicated, I’ll end up not finishing the job. Sooooo I guess I’ll have to hope the books, clothes etc., make their way into the right hands.
I found some “poetry” or maybe it’s prose I wrote a few years ago. It’s not that great but it means something to me. I am thinking about sharing it here. Maybe it will mean something to you, too.