That's the feeling I always have as each one comes to a close and another one opens. I meant to write this at the end of December reflecting on this past one, but now it's over two weeks into 2014.
So what's the most important thing that happened in that block of 365 days?
I got rid of or gave away most of my possessions because I don't want to own anything that I have no need for anymore. I want to get even better at this frugality of possessions this year. In May, I eased myself out of a lot of the fat that I had accrued from living in the same house for over four years, but after six months I realized that I hadn't done enough. I still owned objects that I didn't understand. What do I mean? I mean, I couldn't come up with a good reason why I had allowed some of these things to make the first cut. So after another purge of possessions I am down to the minimal, and strangely enough I'm so much happier for it. (Seriously, I find it hard to convey the sense of freedom I gained from losing possessional weight in life).
Today I'm coming at you from a whole other world all together. I've temporarily moved to Greenville, South Carolina and will be found here nursing a headache for the next 3 to 4 months as I run through The Iron Yard's Front End Engineering program. It's been a crazy new year as I've moved into a pretty awesome apartment provided by the program. The coolest and most enlightening part is that by getting rid of all of my shit last year I was able to painlessly pack up all of my stuff and move it in my car to my new digs in one trip, further reinforcing my purge. I was able to be packed in 20 minutes. Got in my car. Drove away from my old apartment. Gone. No movers. No trailers. No second trips. No headache. Done.
Anyways, I'm going to dedicate myself to writing through this experience as I go forward over the next few months and I'll let you know how it goes in the more technical side of my life.