A friend of mine brought up an interesting question…in case of a fire, do you know what you’d take? Do you have a plan?
I sorta mentally went through my house today imagining that we had an hour to get out, and wondering what WOULD we take?
There are some things that are no brainers – important papers that cannot be replaced, the wedding album…but beyond that, what?
I have more scrapbooks and pictures that have not yet been put into them than I could fit in a car, I think. But I’m sure they would be the first things out. I’ve put so much work into them, I just can’t imagine leaving them behind. I do need to get them a bit more consolidated, so they’d be easier to pack out.
The photos on the wall would probably be next. And there’s lots of them.
I can’t imagine that clothes would be too far up on the list…they can be replaced. Jewelry? I pretty much wear every day the things that mean much to me. My Christmas ornaments? Those I’d like to save. They are another form of a scrapbook. I pretty much know where every one of them came from.
The rest is just stuff. I love it, as much as one can love stuff, I suppose. But would I cry over losing any of it? I don’t know. I would be sad, but to the point of tears? I can’t be sure, but I don’t think so.
That comes as a surprise to me.
I thought I would be pretty much distraught, but now that I’m REALLY thinking about it, I’m not thinking I would be. Hmmmm. That feels kinda good. I have often been concerned that I love “stuff” too much. But after careful consideration, I can say say that I don’t. I do love it, don’t get me wrong. But I don’t love it too much. I’d be okay without it.
So, do you have a plan? Do you know what you’d be really upset about losing?
Today’s creativity? Continuing to clean out the studio, and I bought yarn for a couple of scarves… If I’m going to actually be creative every single day, I HAVE to have something that is very portable!
I also signed up for another month of creating every day on another blog! Get Your Art On! A friend mentioned that she was signing up, and sent me the info. Since I’m having such a hard time doing it on my own, I figured why not? I had to commit to an hour a day of creativity, starting on the 1st of October. Maybe being responsible to someone other than myself will help. It can’t hurt.