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July 27, 2009

Moving day is less than a month away. Looking around my house, I can’t believe how much stuff we have. We have conciously tried over the past few years to not accumulate more and more, and i had thought we’d been doing well. There’s nothing like moving to make you realize how many things you own. What’s harder this time than in previous rounds of purging was the feeling that it’s all “needed”. I’m not really sure what else TO get rid of. I do feel guilt looking at it all, like I shouldn’t have it. And it’s not like we live an extravagant lifestyle. Well, extravagent in comparison to what? To some of the client’s I’ve visitied? To kids in Ethiopia? There’s always some way to feel worse or to feel more justified.

The balance is tough to find.