The Great Giveaway is over and gone. Gone in 365 days–365 personal possessions; that was the goal. But how was I to rid myselfof stuff when the majority of it lives in the mountains and I have retreated to the desert for six months?
Dynamic Woman — Changing Times
Are you preserving your family stories? They say that after we die, we will live on in cyberspace. I heard this in a TED talk: unlike past generations, we have a digital footprint that will last an eternity.
Our parents practiced thrift. They saved everything and passed it down with the tacit agreement that we would do the same. Those of us raised by the greatest generation have some literal baggage to deal with.
In some seasons of life, your feet can’t follow the path underfoot because it has gotten so overgrown. You plod along, trip on tangled roots, get whipped by prickly shrubbery and thrown off balance by piles of debris underfoot. Lurking in the debris are little bugs that suck your blood. Short of lighting a match, how do you deal with overgrowth?
Out went my work history–evaluations, recommendations, sample work, salary history–I do not see job applications in my future. For the record, I kept my last resume and a slim file of letters and certificates that tell a story.
Retrench and redeem are my watchwords for 2016. In the past I’ve made resolutions to accomplish change, fashioned mantras to guide my daily spiritual practice, but 2016 wants watchfulness.
© Sydney Avey