In 2015 I managed to achieve the un-achievable - I didn't buy a single bag. For a bag-lover like me, that is not an easy feat.
In 2016, I did let go of some bags that weren't working for me, and brought in bags that did.
This year, as proclaimed, I do not intend to buy any bags and am working on minimizing. I spent a lot of 2016 putting together a list of bags to let go and at the start of this year, was very hesitant to make the move. Perhaps it was the idea that since I wasn't going to be buying, that I would actually be losing in a way, by letting these go.
For whatever the reasons, I started to feel overwhelmed and anxious - overwhelmed by the amount I had, anxious about letting them go, then overwhelmed by having to make the decision, then anxious that they wouldn't sell and then I would have to decide whether to keep them or simply give them away at a loss, or worse yet, to someone who would not take care of them as I did.
Finally, last week I decided to donate one of my older clutches, and today, posted a bag to a bidding group on Facebook. Admittedly, and I knew this would happen , that once I got going the anxiety would lift - I'm now excited to see it go and start to see some free space in my closet. I've been doing so well with clearing out my closet that I really want that to extend into my bag collection.
As I type this, I already have a guaranteed sale, so it's just a matter of how much it will end up being sold for. I feel better already!