I made my first sale today. Two months ago, I took some hobby equipment to get priced to be sold and have been mulling it over since. I wanted to be sure that I was selling for the right reasons ie. because I really was not going to continue the sport anymore and not because I was taking frugality too far and ridding myself of something I really loved and would not pay to buy it back in the future.
On Tuesday, I woke up with the clarity I needed to make this decision. I felt ready to let it go. So I made an appointment for the transaction and went this morning. It only took 1/2 hr for the exchange and I was handed a check for $2220 -- significantly less than I paid originally but I had made peace with it.
I have to admit that I was a bit sad just before I got into the car to go there. I was saddened by what never got to happen. That I didn't get to a level where I could compete in that sport like I originally intended and all the dreams that went along with it. It was a mini grieving I didn't expect would happen. I guess there was a lot more riding in that equipment that I realized.
By the time I got to the store, I felt much lighter and cheerful. I had made the right decision. By this afternoon, I had forgotten about it -- not until I put the check in the bank, that is.