Balancing Past and Future
Now that I’ve figured out my forward focus through lots of introspection, research, and having it come forth while writing for this site (Adapting and Reducing Decisions in particular), I’m excited to keep going with new creativity and keep creating.
If only it was that easy, because I still have a lot of things I’m hanging on to that I need to get rid of. These are things I was interested in that I no longer am, but I’m sure other people would be, so I need to let them go and find a better home.
This is hard for me, because I know it’s going to take a lot of time to sift through everything, to get my eBay account up and running again, photograph things to put online, price everything and come up with a fair price to auction at, shipping everything (though I did plenty of that when I worked for the government and ran Concatenation Records, which still has some CD inventory that could use a better home as well), and then allocating the proceeds to proper places (savings, investments, better gear to be creative with).
I think one of the reasons I’m so reluctant to do these things is that I spent a lot of time dwelling in my past and I’d rather not revisit it. On the flip side of that, I want to move into the future with less things and the only way to do that is address the fact that I focused so much on collecting things and now it’s time to let those collections go.
Ah well, more projects to keep me busy. I must say it is pretty nice never having to worry about being bored!