Windchimes

January 3, 2009

Going Minimal

Filed under: Doodles, Blabs and Rants — didee @ 11:22 pm

:: walk with me? ::

As the new year opens, I will do one thing which is I think would be a challenge for me.

I will be letting go. I will choose wisely what I add on. And I will take some baby steps on the road towards Minimalism.

This is a very challenging thing for a sentimental like me. Tucked away inside a box, somewhere in my room in cebu, is a letter written in Starbuck’s tissue paper given by a friend way back in high school when the Cafe had just opened, and we felt like we don’t belong sitting in their posh chairs. Also on another box are broken chopsticks, an earring without a pair, and more than a hudred heartshaped cartolina cut-out Valentine cards all the way back from grade school.  I have boxes of letters, cards, notes and all other keepsakes under my bed back home. I only took with me the ones from James.

I am a sentimental who hoards memories like there is no tomorrow. And together with being a sentimental, I am also a collector.

A collector of anything I find pretty to the eyes. Inexpensive trinkets that I found being sold on the sidewalks. Small things which somehow finds it’s way inside my bag on my way home. I feel the tingle that these little treasure finds bring.

But I think it is time a change.

I will TRY to curb down my appetite (for food, hahaha, I am at my fattest!!!!) towards this unmindful and mostly impulsive buys. And this should go for shoes and dresses as well. (this one would be extra hard when you have a budget shop for clothes right inside our MRT station).

I have always been a person who holds on. But now I have to learn to let go. And make space for new ones.

In the following days, there’ll be clothes to give away, unnecessary craft stuff to box and donate, and some other trinkets to say goodbye to.

But my books will stay. And so will my shoes.

Yes, It’s time to get rid of extra baggages. And I’m not just talking about what’s inside my closet. 😉

p.s: when James gets to read this, I know what his thought bubble would say, “Good luck na lang.” LOL.

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8 Comments »

  1. i was reading this like it was a similar note i would write myself. good luck. i just know it will be tough to rehabilitate a collector.

    Comment by konsuy — January 4, 2009 @ 1:30 pm

  2. when i was cleaning my room last christmas break, i realized this too. 😀

    there are somethings we need to let go.

    but there are also many things worth holding on to. 🙂

    Comment by ria — January 5, 2009 @ 9:30 am

  3. konsuy : “i was reading this like it was a similar note i would write myself. good luck. i just know it will be tough to rehabilitate a collector.”

    Hi Chi, it’s not gonna be easy, but it would be great to have lesser things to think about… thus the need to say goodbye to some.

    Comment by didee — January 5, 2009 @ 2:13 pm

  4. Ria : “when i was cleaning my room last christmas break, i realized this too. 😀

    there are somethings we need to let go.

    but there are also many things worth holding on to. 🙂 “

    Hi Ri! glad to have you back here…
    yes, there are many things which are too precious to let go of…

    need to open of more space so we can be filled again to the brim with blessings 🙂

    Comment by didee — January 5, 2009 @ 2:15 pm

  5. When I left Cebu, Phils. that’s one thing hard for me to do. To pack all my things in boxes and or give them away to friends and relatives. I said to hubby ‘ i can’t let go all of them. if i can just bring them all in Poland…tsk, tsk, tsk!’ hubby just smiled. But now that I am here living a european life, I learned to be minimalist. Live within your own means and buy things that is just necessary. It is hard at first dee but worth in the end. Just keep the ones so precious and rare. Akong gi-name akong box my ‘ my life treasure box’.

    Comment by Ai — January 6, 2009 @ 9:39 pm

  6. Hi Ai… im sure your life’s treasure box will have a million and one stories waiting to be retold. 🙂

    Comment by didee — January 15, 2009 @ 12:24 am

  7. Hala ate dee, I’ve been meaning to do this gyud pero it’s a slow and painful process hahah 🙂 Not painful, but we really do have to make room for new memories.

    Don’t worry I’m sure our hearts are bigger than any box or closet. Big enough to hold the memories you have yet to make 😉

    Comment by Shanits — February 7, 2009 @ 3:14 pm

  8. there are somethings we need to let go.but there are also many things worth holding on to.

    Comment by beckysmith — July 20, 2011 @ 1:46 pm


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