Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Sell it and move forward!

“Out of clutter find simplicity; from discord find harmony; in the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” ~Einstein

I posted my Xterra on Craigslist today! It was both liberating and sad. For those of you who have known me for a long time, you realize that the Xterra was more than just a vehicle to was a sign of my independence. However, I realize it is just a material item and the true sign of independence is being able to sell it and move to New Zealand!

On the same day I posted my "for sale" ad, I saw this blog on Twitter - Explore for a year.  The author talks about the process of selling your possessions and traveling abroad for a year.  I felt like she was reading my mind, because I have the exact same thoughts: Will I need this when I come back to the states?  I am selling this so much less than I bought it for?  If I have to get a storage unit, I might as well keep it all, right?

She helped me see the positive side of selling my possessions and she had the following revelations:
  • Beautiful things are nice, but freedom is even better
  • Experiences make me happy, not things
  • The more I latch on, the harder it is for new things to flow into my life
  • Minimalism leads to clarity
I couldn't agree more!

Wish me luck as I try to sell the Xterra!  She will be missed!

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