|Posted on January 16, 2012 at 12:05 AM|
Today was our Winter Market day at Sacred Centre.
With the beginning of another year comes this urge to get rid of your old stuff and make place for the new; a great way to start a new year fresh. And so I did. I ended up with a lot of "stuff" I didn't want anymore. Some good, some older, but we thought it might be a good thing to do a market where we could give away, exchange or sell some of that stuff. It always feels good to me to clean the drawers and closets, I feel like I am getting space to think all at the same time. Decluttering my environment seems to declutter my brain as well somehow, must be a fengshui thing...
The act of cleaning up my home and office felt good. There is something magic about taking out a pile or two of "stuff" you have accumulated over some time and moving it out and giving it a new life. My piles were ready to go to the Thrift Store, to strangers who might or may not need it and so, to have the chance to give my stuff out to friends and people I know felt even better! I guess there is always a certain sentimental value to some extent to just everything we own or have owned in the past.
In the end, I only made $24.00 today after some trading, haha!, but for me this day was not about making money, but about sharing what I have and letting it go to other people who may enjoy it. I believe in recycling and if someone can make good use of if for a few bucks and save money, that's awsome! We can all afford to save a few pennies these days... But I also wanted that day to be a chance to meet new people, and I did. The feeling of "community" is one becoming more important for me these days for some reason... I had some great conversations with people I would have never met or have a chance to chat with if it was not for this event. In the Arts, we are so focused on meeting the right people, marketing our businesses, selling what we do, and to have a chance to meet people in a different way was awsome! Well, it was my day off after all, and I wanted to keep it that way and I did! I even ended up with a private show from the girls at Sacred Centre rehearsing for their upcoming performance, awsome!
I wish we had had more people coming to say hello, but we are all very busy of course, coughcough... Ok, I am guilty of that as well, but I am working on it