Seems like a simple, all-American activity — The Yard Sale. I’m having one this weekend, selling much of what I own to raise money for my move across to the East Coast. It has not been a simple process for me.
My ADD issues aside (“What do I do with all these items??”), this is an emotional process. I sort slowly, reminiscing about a book or a set of DVDs or a game I played with my kids when they were little and simple games held their interest.
I’m closing a chapter of my life, and it’s time to release the “stuff” that I gathered along that path — a good, cleansing process. But like the cleaning of a wound: a sting before the pain subsides.