I have too many clothes. I gave some to Goodwill when we moved from the house and even more in our garage sales, but most I put in box after box thinking that one day before our flight I will go through them. Here we are in our little apartment still looking at these boxes and wondering what I really need. For 30 years I dressed in nice clothes and heels. Those days will be over in 31 student contact days and those clothes will also be donated to Goodwill. And I still have too many clothes. So today I went shopping for more.
These are different though. This shopping was for retirement life where I never want to see another pair of heels. One of my new things is a skort. I would have preferred just a short, casual skirt, but a skort was what I got. A skirt with shorts underneath. Why? I was taught how to bend and sit without exposing my nether regions. But I will wear a skort, probably frequently, after I retire. I may even wear it to work when I get closer to leaving for good.
Anyway, I also got some very casual stuff to replace the dressy stuff I will be donating. And I still have way too many clothes to take to Panama. I have t-shirts from almost every place we have ever vacationed, dived, or climbed. I have boxes of clothes, bags of clothes, a walk in closet packed with clothes, a night stand full of clothes and a suitcase filled with clothes. Something has to give.
Today I began the task of organizing and deciding what to keep. The result: The Goodwill pile is larger by 5 t-shirts, 1 sweater and 2 blouses. Not good results since that really amounts to nothing.
The job continues….. but some other day