As I'm preparing for this trip and setting myself up for the life that I want; I am realizing that I need to downsize and let go of possessions that don't have a meaningful purpose in my life. Possession.... its quite an interesting word. It means the act of having or taking into control, or something that is owned, occupied, or controlled. It makes you wonder if you own your possesions or if its the other way around. Even though I've already downsized somewhat from living in a house to a small studio apartment I feel that there is so much more that I need to let go of. It's definitely not an easy process. As I write this I have a full size bed covered in 2 full loads of folded laundry, a large suitcase and storage bin full of clothes, as well as a dresser filled with clothes. This is all after already getting rid of a ton of clothes. I have more food storage containers then 1 person should ever need, and lots of random odds and ends that when attempting to do a purge I will pick up and say , "oh but maybe someday I will use it" and then it just goes back into its little box or corner where it stays latent until I pick it up again months later and say, "Maybe someday I will use it."
Here are some of the things that I have gathered to let go of. The bags contain fabric curtains.