When I discuss downsizing personal items; I’m not talking about sorting and putting things in storage, I’m talking about actually getting rid of very personal items because you really don’t want to pay for yet another storage shed. This was brought home last week as I watched our triathlon bikes and equipment get sold and carted off. I was the impetus behind this but it still had an emotional impact, as we’ve now truly closed that door for the near future at least.
So now we’ve downsized the bikes and some of the triathlon equipment. Still need to figure out what to do with the swim wetsuits and some of the other stuff, but getting rid of these three bikes went a long ways to starting to empty the shed. We continue to march toward a date in late May or June when I can get rid of the last shed we pay for; which will be another huge milestone/goal. Ever think about what you’re going to do with your gear when you’re done with it? I had not thought that through either. Ever consider the lengths you will go through to achieve goals? I didn’t think I’d have the balls to sell my precious bikes; but this seemed to be a necessary action to save money/get rid of the storage shed and take another step toward our goal of sailing south.
I’ve now met a number of folks who are considering casting off the docklines this year for warmer climes full of rum and sun. I look forward to meeting you all in person.