Minus my-today, over the past few days, after I’ve done a brief rowing set of 50 strokes, I put some time into cleaning some of the objects I’d like to sell. I’m not yet sure when I’ll be starting to sell things, particularly if I have a new job that might materialize shortly if I put in my application, then I can sell more leisurely, and, use this essay and video series to showcase selling reasonably.
This is an obvious observation, paraphrasing Sherlock Holmes [inspired by a new tie], but I can’t keep buying ties without sources of income. Typically a source of income would be a full-time job, or, I could buy and sell things, or, hopefully, sell my literature and/or video production as I’m doing with this essay without “selling out.” The thing is, however, I like exploring and I find funneling my addictive tendencies positively helps me significantly.
My-Today was when I handed in my former employer’s hardware to my former-manager. It was a challenging day for me because I didn’t like the situation I was thrust into, but quitting was the best choice for me. My-Tomorrow will begin my job hunt more formally, so, for my-today, I took one last luxury trip out to a thrift store to meander for ties as a way to decompress. Recorded live are some additional visuals/commentaries.
I had to go out on an adventure to fill my day away from the apartment-mansion my-today because of two reasons. First, my apartment management brought in painters to paint our carports – yes, that sounds bourgeois, but they take it out of our rent, probably – and second I really needed to get away from thinking about how I had to quit my new fancy job because the people were really shitty. So I went adventuring!
My-Yesterday, I donated a bag of things, then went into the thrift store to look at their tie collection. My tie collection, which I showed the spreadsheet for in the video portion that precluded the essay portion that I’m also recording, sits at a stately 25 ties. Seven of them are boxed up with the remainder in “display” boxes. Between this, my soon-to-be-new remote job, and wanting to ensure no clutter, I passed on these ties.
In the previous episode of Zeal, also recorded live with a live-writing session, I talked/wrote about how ties have become a new interest for me. I want to dive into why more specifically in this episode, and part of that answer involves sobriety. My sobriety depends on me finding passions that are more interesting than breaking sobriety. If that means going out to various thrift stores to look for ties, then, practice moderation in purchasing.
I have a new idea for helping me get out more – both objects that I want to donate that reside in the apartment-mansion and to get out more – which is to have a tithe every time I want to go thrifting. Now that I’m back to work, working in an office, and having learned how to tie a tie for an interview, I’m now enjoying wearing ties, which means I want to go thrifting more.
For these the Zeal project episodes I’m writing/recording “live” in the few days before I return back to employment, the themes of each episode might be scattered. Some talk about music, others videogames, and others still the topic of this essay, which, all correspond with some strategy or strategizing toward my goal of moving out of the apartment-mansion efficiently. For this episode, I want to cover how I’m storing the stuff I kinda wanna keep.
My-Today, I wanted to go on an adventure. This would be probably my last major outing to a certain part of town in a while, since I’ll be going back to work soon, so I wanted to stop by some of my old haunts. This thrifting adventure represents one of the last bastions of my old materialistic self, and I feel like I did well for myself in terms of holding back – only five items!
Now that it’s official that I’ve got long-term employment and a rent renewal for the apartment-mansion, my plan is to downsize/sell/donate as much as possible so that when I move out, the process will be easier. These videos I’m recording while writing these essays have been helpful, but I’ve also been figuring out how I can sell things faster. I asked AI about this, and I have a rough game plan that I’ll be following.