Saturday, June 27, 2009


I needed to pop in to post about the weight currently on my shoulders:


I never realized this as much until tonight. Yes, I've always known that I have a lot of stuff and love to carry it all with me as I move from state to state, time zone to time zone. BUT. Today, going to through all of my crap at my parents house just put me into ultra-panic zone. How did this happen? I must have saved every piece of paper I've ever written on - seriously. I have all of my school work from pre-school through college! WHAT? What is wrong with me? I have every note that I ever received in junior high and high school. HUH?

As I grew older I realized that I love finding and collecting unique things from thrift stores, garage sales, etc. I'd buy things just so no one else could have it, even if I didn't need it. Then when ebay hit I was all "I'm going to make a fortune!" I've been an ebay seller since the 90s. For real. Someone had 3 boxes of old magazine to get rid of? Sure, I'll take them and sell them individually on ebay! Needless to say most of that never happened, although the ones that I did sell got me some nice cash flow back in the day. eBay is fun and exciting, but that's not the point of this story.

The point of this story is that I have a ton of shit. And it is in Michigan and I live in Portland. And as much as I thin it out there is still a ton. For example, I think I just uncovered approximately 60 pieces of milk glass alone tonight.

As a result of all of this sorting of old stuff I have found some killer old photos of myself and my family. I will definitely scan and share!

As for running, I'm keeping up. I did 10 miles today, yesterday I did an 8 mile tempo run, the day before that 5 miles easy. The day before that I did a track workout before flying to MI, the day before that I did spin class and the day before that I did something equally as fun (but I can't remember). Last weekend, however I did an awesome bike ride - 50 miles, the longest I've gone yet. And it was really hilly. I was scared beforehand that I wouldn't make it or wouldn't be able to keep up, but I was pleasantly surprised!

Tomorrow is my wedding shower and I am really excited. I get to see a bunch of people that I miss and they're all there for me. I'm embarrassed about the gift-giving aspect, but what can you do? This is tradition I guess and I can't complain about a bunch of free stuff, can I?

Ok, it is 1:35 a.m. and I need my beauty rest.

Hope life is well...


PS - please send organizational vibes my way so that I can sort out my "stuff" issues!


J said...

If you haven't used it in the last few years then get ride of it - at least that is my motto. Now that doesn't always work cause I have a lot of sentimental stuff from high school but for most part it has helped me keep the clutter down!

Susan said...

Last summer I FINALLY got rid of my elementary school projects and high school was hard, but I don't miss them! I let myself keep a few things, but you just have to let go first.

Denise said...

Your picture of MI is too funny. When I moved there any time someone wanted to explain where a town was, they would hold up their hand!

Amy said...

Milk Glass? Never heard of it. Best to get rid of stuff like you rip off a band-aid. Quick and fast. I promise you, you won't miss the letters from junior high. I had a bunch too and finally purged everything and it felt great (once I got over being sad for a couple hours). Keep the yearbooks and stuff like that.