Dean and I had a party this past weekend to celebrate his birthday and me selling my home. We seriously haven’t connected with people since 2012 since the first few months of this year have been dedicated to the home sale, work, and other important matters. We haven’t had any fun and are in desperate need of a vacation!
In preparation for this party, I kept thinking we should rent a big spacious house with a huge backyard so we could entertain all our friends. I’m so glad we didn’t do that. Our 1-bedroom apartment accommodated 20+ guests just fine! Which brings me back to one of my new tenets in life which is DOWNSIZE YOUR SHIT.
Note to anyone who came to our party: if there’s anything that struck your fancy in our apartment, just let me know, it’s yours. We’ve got books, pillows, nightstands, side tables galore that we simply do not need. All this crap is driving me crazy. I only need the following material things in my life: Tempurpedic bed, a good reading lamp, books, clothes, shoes, and my MacBook air. That’s it. Everything else can go in the circular bin.
Here’s an opinion piece that really resonated with me. It should resonate with you too! Consider it mandatory reading, especially for those of you who live in these palatial homes filled with crap. The guy who wrote it was one of you.
Completely off-topic, Dean and I viewed this open house in Bernal Heights on Sunday. I really liked it, but agreed with Dean about the spiral staircase. We were going up and down the spiral staircase (the only way to get from the 1st to the 2nd floor) and he said, “This is a deal breaker.”