I sent a message to my friends, a photo of my shoe rack.
Who wants free shoes?
A few responded. Enough to get rid of half of them.
The rest can go to charity.
Same with the other things I have sitting around, an old watch, a few devices.
One pair cost a few hundred dollars. I haven’t worn them in months. My feet feel better when they touch the ground.
The batteries in the watch went dead. I prefer my hands being free.
I looked around my room. Wondering what else I could get rid of.
A bed, a desk, a computer, a backpack, a notepad. That’s enough.
Enough for me to learn, enough for me to create, enough for me to visit and spend time with the ones I love. That’s what I enjoy most.
The less things I own, the better I feel.
There’s a saying for it. Via negativa. Addiction by subtraction. Less but better.