Daily Archives: May 18, 2009

Living with No Furniture, Etc

I still need to cancel cable and internet, and sell my furniture. This has led to a little bit of anxiety: How am I going to live without these things?

Yet this is me, less than a year ago, Living on the floor:

I don’t know why, but there’s something deeply satisfying about not having too many things. For some reason, sleeping on the floor made me feel like a more disciplined person.

Now I not only have electricity, but cable, a chair, a table, my Wii set up, a couch, a kitchen table, and a mattress. I already feel like this is too much. It weighs me down. And now that I am more comfortable, I find myself wasting too much time on the internet and TV again.

I had way less than I do now, and I was still happy — more happy, perhaps. Thinking this through has now reduced my anxiety.