The definition of hoard according to Dictionary.com is;
a supply or accumulation that is hidden or carefully guarded for preservation, future use, etc.:
Synonyms for hoarding are: accumulate, collect, acquire, stash, gather, store, etc.
I’m sure you’ve seen or heard about the shows on TV about hoarding. Well at this time in my life when I’m about to make a major life change, I have to admit I am a hoarder.
I’ve known it for a while but just didn’t want to admit it to myself or anyone else. They are my things and no one is taking them away from me or making me get rid of them until I’m ready.
Now I’m not one of the types that keep food, trash or unsanitary conditions with my hoarding but I do have a tendency to hang on to things that remind me of memories.
I know they are just “things” but somehow I feel if I get rid of things that remind me of someone or something, that I’m being disrespectful or trying to remove the memory if I get rid of the item.
Little by little I am sorting through the things that I’ve held onto for so many years. Some I will be tossing, some I will be donating and some I will still keep.
In order to start this new phase of my life, I’m trying to start new and only taking what will fit in my car. I’m coming down to the day that I will be leaving the only home I’ve known since 1966 and going back to where I was born and close to my family.
I had great plans for this post when I started writing it but it’s kind of fizzling out as I write.
So I’ll leave you with these questions.
1. Do you have hoarding tendencies?
2. Do you have so much stuff you can’t find something you know you have and then go buy another just because you can’t find it?
I’d like to hear from my readers on the two questions above.
I am looking forward to having my own place again. I’ve not had my own place in about 10 or 11 years. Going for a new decorated look (thanks to my sweet niece and her decorating skills).
My preferences are “country, Victorian” if there is such a thing. I did find that term on Pinterest, so I guess it is a valid decorating style.
So on this eve of Memorial Day 2021, I leave you with this request. Remember those that fought and died for the freedoms we have in this country. We have to guard and protect the freedom that so many sacrificed and are still sacrificing for.
Remember to tell a “Veteran” that you acknowledge the service they gave and thank them and their families.