We all know the story about the little engine that could. My inner optimist loves that book–because there is nothing that I can’t do. I truly believe that. When I decide I’m going to do something, the universe will align and it will happen. Perhaps in baby steps, but baby steps are better than no steps! I also firmly believe in celebrating every baby step, so today I am thankful and grateful that in the last 8 months I have been able to raise my credit score by 50 points!!! I’m slowly crawling out of the credit card hell that I take full responsibility for. I have a terrible shopping habit and I let myself spin out of control—another part of The Great Purge…realizing that I have problems and addictions that are not necessarily chemical in nature. Or, maybe it is chemical, but I just end up with a bunch of shit from Amazon rather than a body racked with anxiety. Either way, I have a lot of shit that I don’t really need and I’m putting it up on eBay. If it’s not sold after a couple re-lists then it goes to consignment. That’s the deal I made with myself. And really, at the end of the day, it’s just stuff. It doesn’t have value or meaning in my life. Yes, there are items that I would grieve over if there were a fire or a tree hit our house, but for the most part, I just need to get it the fuck outta me house.
My baby steps will continue–I’m trying to post a minimum of 3 items per day on Etsy or eBay. That’s a manageable goal. Baby steps are sometimes my very best friends.