In the past few months I have scaled back on my earthly possessions. I have tackled my wardrobe, kitchen cabinets and those little junk drawers.
I was selling things I no longer use that just stand around and collect dust. We sold our second television set we had in the bedroom. The room actually looks bigger and I have more surface space. I sold of extra bedding sets and scatter pillows. The extra cash is a nice litte bonus, might I add.
I got to the old technology section. My little hi-fi was looking at me. I dust it off week after week without using it. It still has a tapedeck. Where the heck do you buy tapes any more?? It has been years since we have bought a CD. Everything is digital. Not even the radio was being used on this little guy.
I received this hi-fi as a gift back in my teenage years. Back when music was who you are. I remember listening to My Chemical Romance feeling all angsty and teenage-y. The little appliance held memories. Now came the difficult decision. Do I hold onto something purely for memories or sell a relic of times past? I chose the latter.
The person I am selling it to said he is buying it for his daughter as a gift. In my mind I am passing on my happy experience to a new generation. My little hi-fi will stand proudly in a new room and blast cool music and create memories for somebody new. I will keep my memories, but not the bulk that comes with it.
Getting rid of sentimental things can be difficult. We must always remember that memories you keep, regardless if you still have the item. Hold onto the memories, take pictures of the item if you think you might forget what it looked like. You are not ungrateful for selling / getting rid of gifts, as the new owner has a need for it and will use it more than you ever did. Thus fulfilling the item’s purpose.
Mona – blasting music for old times sake