Officer pulls me over… “Ma’am, what is this crap you’re throwing out of your car?”
I look back and see all of my possessions littering the highway.
Officer-> “I hope you got the money…” He begins to write the ticket.
“Officer, sometimes I have to break the rules in order to get ahead.”
Society teaches us that TV is awesome. Then, the commercials teach us that possessions make you a happy go-lucky kiddo. They say run, don’t walk and spend your savings on the biggest yacht, the newest gadgets, and the hottest clothes. Make others envious to put a smile on your face. :]
Well, MTV Cribs, I have to break your rule of ‘living large to live great’. I have to step out of TV Land, and accept me for me. Yes, at times, I do indulge in a pool of price tags, but in order to gain the experiences that I desire, I have to lose some cargo… all of this STUFF.
So, this week, I have been tossing clothes into a donation box, selling furniture, pricing DVDs and other miscellaneous equipment. Some things are easy to toss. Others, I close my eyes and try to pretend they were never there. Half of that stuff were impulse purchases anyway…
So, officer, screw the rules that you want me to abide by. I’m throwing them right at your face. I care about my family, friends, and journey. Clothes give me temporary happiness. They give me joy.
One life to live… (time for the most overused phrase of 2012)… #YOLO