May. 4th, 2013

Sorting.

May. 4th, 2013 05:59 pm
green_dreams: (Angel peering)
I've come to the realization that I have too many things; things to do or things to use or things to own, but ultimately things. Stuff. Clutter.

I'm not entirely sure what to do about this, but I need to do something.

The owned and bad or unused stuff, that's actually kind of easiest. CDA comes by pretty regularly; between that and garbage, what that takes is mostly the effort to decide to remove things, which is not that hard. (The owned and used-but-rarely stuff is a similar animal; more effort to decide "I like it, but not so much that it is worth the space in my home, or its share of the space allotted to such things in my home".)

Then there's the things I want to do. The discretionary time. TV shows, books, movies, reading, scribbling-of-assorted-kinds, puzzles, knitting, occasionally cooking, gaming. (I guess things to use is a subset of this, or in some ways acts as subsidiary to it; puzzles to assemble, books to read, yarn to knit.)

I do not have enough time. I mean, I recently looked at exactly how many books I have, and... uhm... it is not right to get a book and not read it, I think, or to get yarn and not knit it. I would like to do right by my books. (Waiting is okay, but there is a point at which you must realize you have gone from "waiting for the right moment" to "not reading", and... well, you should at least assess the idea that perhaps you have changed enough that there will not be a right moment, so you should find the book a home where someone will love it. Or something.)

So I think I need to weed through my stuff (I did a yarn purge late last year; I do try and cull books, but it's slow), as much in terms of what I would like to use as well as what I already have to use. I am not sure exactly how to do that, because it basically means deciding that there's this thing I like doing but that I'm not going to do anymore because time/space/energy.

I think this might be being an adult. It kind of sucks.
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