I wanted to call this post, Carefree Summah Daze, but I don’t think Google would like it very much.
Well I’m pooped. I woke up at 6am Sunday morning and hit the ground running with my yard sale. Tanya from Eat, Laugh, Purr, as well as two other friends joined me selling stuff today. For my part, I made a whopping $70*, but that really wasn’t the main goal of my day. I just wanted to be rid of all of that extra crap that I’ve been dragging around for years, like my CD’s. A good majority I’ve sold back to a used record store, but I still had about 100 left, as well as a bin full of CD’s which I’ve either copied from friends, or old CMJ CD’s that came with the magazine way back when. I ended up giving a lady the entire thing for $15. Ahhhhh….so nice to see it all go…
*I did sell something on Craigslist earlier this week for $135.
It feels so freeing to give up stuff you don’t need anymore. I know at the time, buying CD’s and reading the liner notes from cover to cover was once a big deal in my life, but so much other crap (like a plastic microwavable omelet maker) is just…crap. We as a whole burden ourselves with too much stuff that isn’t necessary. It just weighs us down both physically and emotionally.
Now my life fits easily into my apartment and is easy to find. Pretty much the only thing I store in my garage is my bike.
Speaking of bikes, part of being carefree this summer is ditching the car more and riding “banana pancakes.” It seems that all too often I’ve been pressed for time, so driving down to the beach instead of riding my bike is just more time efficient when I have a million things I’m dealing with.
This summer I hope to ease up on myself a bit and try and enjoy the lazy days of summer more. More reading, more bike riding, more casual time hanging out with friends. Being carefree doesn’t mean having to spend a lot of money. In fact, I really do think that when we are more carefree and less stressed, we don’t feel the need to spend as much money. At least I find that to be true.
So now that I have this big yard sale monkey off my back, I’m making a pledge to slow down and enjoy summer more.
Any monkeys on your back you’ve been wanting to get rid of?
And back to bikes once more, Headwater.com has this fun infographic of what rules for women on bikes were back in the late 1800′s. I think one thing we can all appreciate is just how much more freedom we have these days!