[Downsizing Zeal] How Much More?

My scope with Moving Zeal was completing the move of a 7+-year hoarder. What’s the scope of this sequel ebook? Does it end when I’ve sorted through every box of miscellaneous things and either repacked or donated/sold them? Is it after I’ve taken down the downsizing racks and reclined into a mindset focused on writing fiction? Or is it after I’ve sufficiently detached from aesthetic materialism? Since this ebook is about learning, the answer is…

…after I get bored writing these essays!

I am an avid learner if banging my head into Unity to explore the codebase of Blah Blah tells you anything, but school bores me. I do well in 5-minute chunks. My brain is primed and ready to learn. I get antsy if the material is too difficult or too easy. I’m sure I’m not alone in this. That’s where, daily, when I plan my writing, I think about what I can write about that can be helpful for others. I’ve written quite a lot about self-confidence when I was learning to accept myself as myself and though I’ll still write an occasional entry here or there, I’m not “learning” as much so I don’t see much of a need to share.

I do still have some plans for this ebook before I wrap it up.

I want to bring everything over from my deep storage, which is limited in access due to weather conditions and timing, first. To do so, I must clear out space in the apartment-mansion to receive the remaining items. The old place was filled – 2-bedrooms, living room, dining room, kitchen, basement, and garage – so I would have needed a 3-bedroom to fit it all at first. I’m at the point now where I can comfortably bring in a carload of stuff and not be tripping all over it. Obviously, the more time I have to clear out stuff, the easier it’ll be to fit in more stuff, but there’s a balance since I’m paying rent on the deep storage and I want to wrap up that bill.

Next: selling collections.

I don’t think I’m that interested in writing a whole ebook about selling. I’m not a businessman. I want to focus almost all of my efforts on writing. There are necessities of selling your brand that is true of every industry, but a day spent haggling down the price of some item is a day wasted. I’ll probably, therefore, include those sales in with this ebook as a sort of learning to detach from even things you think are valuable – if they are, and you don’t care about them, sell them.

Here’s when I plan to conclude this series:

After I’ve downsized to the point where I can feel confident that I can move out of this apartment-mansion into either a 1-bedroom apartment or studio, then I can focus the remainder of my lease – when not working professionally – on writing.

I imagine that will be another few months still. Unless these get boring…

Quotes: None.
Sources: My personal experiences.
Inspirations: Having missed my opportunity to go to the gym, work out, and come back (~45 minutes) to clean up before heading out for the day by 15 minutes, I decided to use that remaining time to write about something. I am trying to focus on moving one thing at a time when I walk from my writing area to the kitchen or bathroom. It’s effective because when I save my work at my computer, that “saves” a minor milestone in where I’m at with what I’m working on, so I can easily return to it in the mindstate I return with… When I look at these boxes, I’ll grab something easy that catches my eye and either throw it away or put it on the downsizing rack to consider in more detail later.
Related: Other Downsizing Zeal essays.
Photo: I staged this one a bit more than it was before, but this is a box that needs to be sorted through, and I have hundreds of these, but obviously I don’t want to write hundreds of essays about looking at things and putting them away.
Written On: April 20th [28 minutes, including the end table bits]
Last Edited: First draft; final draft for the Internet.
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