Day 207: Assess

Well, here we are again at 2am, blogging in an empty house.

Almost empty, that is. I’ve completely cleared out the upstairs, plus everything downstairs, with the exception of the kitchen and the living room. And I need to pack up all those boxes into the van (if they fit). Oh, and then there’s the basement, the basement….

But right now, I have to stop for the night. Because here’s the thing–I want to push myself just a little bit further. I don’t think I need to do anything else tonight. Sure, there is stuff to be done tomorrow, but I have until 4pm before I need to get back on the road. So why push myself?

Because that’s what I do. It’s an ego thing, I’m sure. And it shows itself in other ways too.

I could have accepted some help from a friend earlier tonight, but I didn’t. And I could have slept at another friend’s house in an empty room, instead of on the floor of this house, but I didn’t accept that offer either.

Slugging it out until 2am all by myself isn’t really living the simpler life, is it?

And so now here I am: pushing myself just a little bit further… by writing this blog entry.

So instead of pushing myself even further, I’m going to call it a night.

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5 Responses to Day 207: Assess

  1. Good call – sleep makes most things easier to deal with

  2. Julie Buhite says:

    I can totally relate to this post…. “Slugging it out until 2am all by myself isn’t really living the simpler life, is it?” I don’t know; I’ve found it to sometimes be the epitome of living a simpler life — or at the very least, preparing for one in enthusiastic anticipation. Nevertheless, it’s good you got to a stopping point so you could sleep. 🙂

    • Mark says:

      Well, it felt awfully complicated going through it, but I understand what you are saying. I am happy to be moving into another stage… one that doesn’t involve moving!

  3. nrhatch says:

    Hope you slept well.

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