#SoCS Sept 3/16 – Accumulate

Linda’s prompt for this Saturday Stream of Consciousness..


Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “accumulate.” Use it any way you’d like. Have fun!

Well, seeing as it is the day it is for me… my birthday, what better thing to write about than how I have managed to accumulate 41 years beneath my belt!

Oh, and by ‘under my belt’ I mean all that squidgy stuff I am currently trying to get rid of! You can hoard quite a bit under there if you aren’t careful!

Now, in 41 years, I have manage to accumulate a lot of stuff. From toys, to books, (you all know that!) to clothes and jewellery. From photos and physical momentos, to those memories held tightly within my heart and mind.

I wonder whether I am a hoarder. Should I not let go of some of this stuff? The physical stuff at least? But when I look at everything, there is so much emotion attached to each thing, I can’t do it! Ok, I lie. I manage to clear out my wardrobe with relative ease. I can whizz through the kids things pretty quickly, but it’t the other stuff, the memories, the photos, the momentos that I can’t bear to part with.

But I love them all. They take me back to a different time of my life, and bring back all the emotions from that time.

So for now, if you don’t mind, I am keeping my accumulations, and I’m pretty sure there will be plenty more added to the piles over the years to come!

Have a great day!


37 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. LindaGHill
    Sep 09, 2016 @ 16:11:12

    I’m so sorry I didn’t see this last week! Hope you had a wonderful birthday, Ritu! 😀

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  2. syl65
    Sep 03, 2016 @ 23:15:30

    Too funny Sister!! Happy birthday weekend !!

    Liked by 1 person


  3. ghostmmnc
    Sep 03, 2016 @ 22:05:57

    It is hard to let go of trinkets and other memorabilia when each thing brings back a special memory. Best wishes, again, for a happy birthday! 🙂

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  4. Laura
    Sep 03, 2016 @ 21:38:51

    It’s the special memory things that get me too, Ritu. Happy birthday!!

    Liked by 1 person


  5. wendyj59
    Sep 03, 2016 @ 21:35:41

    Happy birthday. I agree that things with an emotional attachment are the hardest to de-clutter.

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  6. Bee Halton
    Sep 03, 2016 @ 21:23:25

    Happy Birthday!

    Liked by 1 person


  7. paintdigi
    Sep 03, 2016 @ 18:02:24

    You are winner of a gift from my blog this week.
    I await your email message.
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  8. jetgirlcos
    Sep 03, 2016 @ 17:22:14

    It’s true the accumulation happens so fast and there are so many little things it’s hard to let go of…

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  9. eloquentparadise
    Sep 03, 2016 @ 17:12:18

    I totally feel you. It is always too hard to let go of all those things that have a memory attached to them.
    Happy Birthday. 😀

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  10. davidprosser
    Sep 03, 2016 @ 15:55:17

    penblwydd Hapus i chwi Ritu. I hope the day goes well. At 41 you’re still a spring chicken so you can easily manage the ebb and flow around the waist. At my age I have a permanent lifebelt there so no waistline anymore, I have to wear braces instead of belts.
    xxx Huge Hugs xxx

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  11. Erika Kind
    Sep 03, 2016 @ 12:19:50

    Gosh, a lot of time to accumulate the most varying things!!! Happy Birthday again, sweet sis 😘

    Liked by 1 person


  12. susieshy45
    Sep 03, 2016 @ 11:56:10

    Happy Birthday, Ritu !

    Liked by 1 person


  13. neelwritesblog
    Sep 03, 2016 @ 10:20:03

    happy birthday dear sis!

    Liked by 1 person


  14. IreneDesign2011
    Sep 03, 2016 @ 09:27:38

    Happy birthday Ritu 🙂

    Liked by 1 person


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