Thursday, September 08, 2011


People have been telling me my entire life that change is good. Most of the time I have pretended to believe them. I’m really not against change but I have suffered through too many changes that have no obvious point. I once told someone that I am not against change, I just prefer stability. I guess that statement would be expected from a person like me who values routine and consistency. However, sometimes I do like change. Today, for example, I have a new work home. I’ve lost track of how many times I have moved and changed my work location. I have been working in the same building for 20 years. It has twelve floors. I have worked on seven of these floors and some of them more than once. Amazingly, I’ve pretty much had the same job the entire time. However, I digress. Moving forces me to de-clutter, clean, and re-organize. Each time I move I try to simplify my stuff and get closer to only keeping the basics and the essential. As one goes through life and work you tend to accumulate a lot of clutter. Do I really need hard copies of a year’s worth of production reports? Do I really need to keep those business related books that I am never going to read? I should probably take the boxes that need to be unpacked and simply throw them in the garbage to see if I miss or need anything in them. My life would be so much simpler if I only kept the essential. I wonder how much that I hauled up here that is really necessary.

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