[Downsizing Zeal] 60: Rowing And Cleaning

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.

I have been becoming increasingly disinterested in the selling process.

Particularly when I have a full-time job, I have a steady income coming in obviously so there is no particular need to sell anything to pay for rent money, food/utilities/other expenses, or even the occasional luxury – such as the time I spend writing and recording videos such as the live-written session I wrote this essay in. Eventually I’d like to get to the point where I’ve sold off everything that makes my living expenses overhead as expenses as they are now – if I can move from a two-bedroom apartment that I coin the “apartment-mansion” to house all of the materialistic desires I had throughout my life into a modest one-bedroom or even studio that houses everything in particular that I appreciate the most, then I’ll be able to put more money into other, bigger projects.

The downsizing, moving, and selling aspects of “Zeal” are tricky.

I own certain things that I do appreciate and would like to keep. I have certain movies that I’m fond of that I want to own physically, despite being able to watch them whenever I want digitally. There is a balance here, but I find that the amount of effort I put into a hobby should dictate the amount of space it gets. If I never play videogames, for example, why should my videogame collection take up such a large amount of space in the apartment-mansion? As I’m going through some areas of this collection, of which I do still enjoy the games as theories and can play them digitally and enjoy them still, of course, the physical objects of which hold little value to me now. It’s been years since I’ve played some of these games, and for some, I have no interest in picking them back up. For others, watching someone play the videogame as part of a review, broadcast, or other event is sufficient for me.

Still there are games that I do want to play, and will continue to find time to play.

It’s just that, as I’m rowing my little sets to get my body tuned better to get into more sets, this is also the time to get my mind tuned into what I want out of life. If I want to own physical copies of movies, videogames, and other things to display them rather than play them, then, it’s fine to have a modest collection of those. For my neckties, I find them to be something that are enjoyable to interact with, wear, and consider their deeper meanings from their fashion, fabric, and societal perspectives. This is where I can justify more space for them, currently, and when I’m done with the biggest aspects of wanting to acquire a neat tie collection, I can downsize the ones that don’t give me as much interest.

The tie downsizing would take place after I start working again, however…

Quotes or Sources: None
Inspirations: My personal experiences.
Related: Other Downsizing, Moving, and/or Selling Zeal essays. Playlist.
Picture: Video thumbnail
Written On: 2023 August 14 [8:34pm to 8:43pm]
Last Edited: 2023 August 14 [First draft; final draft for the Internet.]


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