I had the strangest dream. I dreamed that the end of the world had arrived and I needed to make my way home to my family.
I started out at a friend’s house with the two dogs. I snagged a vehicle (not sure if it was mine or not) and people hopped on left and right until we wrecked amidst the destruction.
Taking off on foot we discovered a dying man whose only goal was to give out the last of his ice cream, complete with sprinkles. His two employees looked petrified but stayed at their jobs until the last little sundae was served; people were standing in line to get this stuff!
I took some items out of the pack I was carrying and dumped it so I could travel lighter but I didn’t go ten steps before turning around. What if it wasn’t the end of the world and I need this? I reasoned as I reloaded my pack.
About that time the cat knocked over the soap in the bathtub so I woke up. I’m actually glad she did that–normally I don’t remember my dreams and this one was a doozy.
The thing that struck me in this dream was what I was carrying. I had the dogs, their two leashes draped around my neck (no need to bother with leash laws in chaos), and a backpack filled with books, papers, clothes and (surprisingly) no laptop in sight.
So other than the leashes I was packing around all of the stuff I don’t consider to be important while leaving behind the things I do.
Does this make any sense to you?
It occurred to me that I still have a lot of nonessential stuff weighing me down in my daily life. Some of it is physical, some mental and others are little time sucking habits that pull my productivity down the drain.
Hence this post.
Over the next year I want to analyze my life and identify some of the nonessential to eliminate. While I’m not exactly sure what will happen I hope you will come with me on the journey.
Do you have some nonessential things in your pack? If the end of the world started tomorrow what would you take with you? Please share your stories in the comments below.