Following on my previous post, I’ve been pairing my stuff down to only that which is required or provides pleasure. I keep lists of notes or tasks or things to do in Field Notes notebooks or on blank 3×5 cards, and it occurred to me one day that the number of tasks relates almost directly to the amount of stuff in our lives. Less stuff, fewer tasks. And that leaves me able to focus more on my priorities. I’ve been purging and selling and donating, but I still have a ways to go. And the stuff that I do I have I want to be of high quality, not cheap crap. I’m perfectly willing to pay for thoughtful design and craftsmanship. That stuff feels better, looks better, lasts longer and is more enjoyable to use.
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