For most of my life, I would have declared proudly that I couldn’t give a damn about fashion.
And yet… I did care very deeply about the aesthetics of an outfit, and would sacrifice practicality for something I loved, such as dresses that required a particular slip, skirts that matched no shirts that I currently owned, or sandals that rubbed blisters onto the back of my feet. Once I owned these, even as I resented the impracticality, they latched onto me emotionally saying “love me, love me, KEEP ME,” and I did.
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As part of getting ready for the trip, we are donating or selling almost all of our possessions. We’ve left a few less replaceable items with relatives, but most of what we keep will be carried with us.
Continue reading “The Perfect Travel Gear”
We have two weeks left to reduce our physical belongings to what will fit into a suitcase and a backpack.Yikes.
Continue reading “Loss Aversion”
We spent a lot of the weekend getting rid of stuff: some via Craiglist sales, but mostly by just putting stuff out on the curb. We tried to teach Theo our “imagine how happy someone else will be with this (insert item)” purging technique and it seems to have mostly worked. Here, watch him chanting “Other people have marbles, other people have marbles” as he gathers items to give away.
On a semi-related note, someone graffiti tagged our free box last night! Oh, Oakland.