So recently, Amanda posted about being more true to herself and living the life she really is meant to live. (I think it was that post linked... maybe it wasn't. Whatever, she did, trust me.) And it got me thinking about all kinds of stuff. It's no secret I'm a borderline hoarder. I love my stuff. I mean, I don't need to keep random stacks of newspapers or anything creepy like that... but I have a LOT of shoes, boots, horse boots, belts, saddle pads... I could go on. You get the idea. And I started thinking this is maybe a little bit generational? I'm a little older than a lot of the people I spend time with these days. Since I'm an old spinster most of my age group is home tending to their kids, going to soccer practice, etc. So the people who have free time when I do, tend to be a little younger. Also, most of them are horse friends, and so I guess our free time is really just barn time. Whatever. Anyway, there's definitely a difference in how we feel about "stuff". And that had gotten me feeling kind of extra. And a little like maybe I should rethink my ways. Like having all this stuff is a negative.
Oddly enough though, Amanda's talk about being true to who she is (despite the fact that she was talking more about living closer to a minimalist lifestyle, while clearly, I am not) got me thinking differently. It's okay to be me. To enjoy my stuff. I mean, I wouldn't be me if my shoes didn't match my outfit, right?
|Any excuse to drop these boots on the blog, I will use.|
Once it warms up a little, I plan to go through the horse stuff and weed that out some. And I'm not sure completely what I want to do there. I was sending things to Used Horse Stuff, but the bags they send are pretty small, and I'm not sure they're doing that well as they take forever to send a bag lately. I tried shipping to them on my own dime, and it was ridiculously expensive. And I haven't gotten any money from them in a long while. So probably not the way to go anymore. Should I just do a for sale tab here on the blog? Or a Facebook album? I would only be able to ship on Saturdays, would that annoy people and potentially make it less likely to sell? What do you all do with horse stuff you're not using anymore? Mostly it will be saddle pads I think. I don't really use them much, mostly just baby pads for us. And Shiny has her special pads. So I'll have a bunch of those to unload. Probably some schooling bridles. I'm not sure what else. Maybe some horse boots. Anyway, suggestions welcome!
What about you guys? Stuff or no stuff? Anything you've struggled with about yourself that you're finally accepting? Or changing?