Tuesday, July 14, 2009


For the first time since I've started selling stuff, I feel regretful about letting a recent item go. I didn't have to sell it and couldn't imagine myself using it again but now that it is gone, I do.

One reason could be that I am starting to look at selling accessories that go along with that item and it has brought back memories.

It also turns out that D had experience with using that particular item and would have enjoyed using it too. He didn't tell me until yesterday.

I harboured some fear with respect to using that item so that was a motivator to sell too. (For some reason, I have visions of me breaking it and it snapping off and hurting me.)

As I have been tracking its delivery course, I saw that it arrived at its destination yesterday. The new owner is an avid participant in the sport so I know it is going to a great home where it will be used.

I can always buy another one if I feel really really strongly about it.

The funny thing is, with past items, even those that have a lot of history or energy attached to it, though I have felt sadness and grief, it did pass and I feel better afterwards and have not thought about them since.

It has served to show me the level of attachment I've developed to things. I've learned a lot about myself in the process.


  1. Ya, I was about to sell a Nostalgic item, but couldn't do it because of its close ties.

    I am glad to hear that you felt better later. Perhaps, I will need that advice in the future cuz I want to clean out my clutter.

  2. Aww, I have a lot of useless items sitting around because they have some sentimental value. I hope you feel better about the decision later.

  3. Thanks MoneyFunk and Miss M! I am feeling better especially since being in touch with the person I sold it to. They are so excited and happy that I am excited and happy for them too!