I have been slowly trying to get rid of so many things, and it isn’t working. I’ve tried to sell cameras and nobody shows up to pick them up even though I was selling them at very reasonable prices. I tried selling other items from music gear to vintage magazines to a whole bunch of other stuff and it just isn’t selling! Maybe the universe is trying to tell me to hold onto my stuff?
I have to admit that if I were to put all of my stuff into one room, it would be an amazing man cave! So maybe I should build it? I know the other day I was debating on opening another studio or just buying a creepy van, maybe I should get a large RV and turn it into a rolling man cave? Now that would be awesome!
For some reason I feel that living in the desert has made me go off the deep end a little more than I already had been. I am really enjoying the peaceful nature of it out here and the solitude is amazing! I can finally hear all of the voices in my head! But my ideas are ranging all over the place and I have found some great models who are willing to come out to our little desert oasis and play around with some of my wacky ideas!
Granted I don’t look like a desert person yet, my hair isn’t in dreads and I do shower as often as needed! But I can see where a person can change due to their environment. I have to admit I really do enjoy the freedom of living far from a major city and it really makes me want to explore the outer regions even more!
I am all set to pack up my car with lots of water, a tent and just enough to get by for a week or two and vanish off the grid for a bit. But since it has been years since my last time alone in the wild I probably should not venture out of cell service just yet! As I get older I do tend to have a much better understanding of my own limitations. Most of the time anyway. I still have not grown up yet, this adulting thing is something I never quite got the hang of.
So I may never get fully off the grid and I may never be able to sell off my belongings. My minimalist goals are more like a “don’t buy more shit you don’t need” type of goals. So maybe it isn’t about getting rid of what I already have, it is about only getting what I really need in the future and enjoying what I already have. So I guess I can binge on Playstation 2 and watch my old VHS movies while browsing through a Playboy collection of totally random years. Oh, and I guess I can still shoot film as I have only sold one camera in the past month!
My new minimalist goal is to not have to work so hard. Minimize my efforts and maximize my fun. I like these new goals. This also allows me to not have to grow up just yet. Maybe I can put it off for a few more years. 😉