Leave Everything Behind


Anne Dorko

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5 Responses

  1. avatar Elena Jacob says:

    My 10 Items:

    1. A thick notebook (no lines)
    2. A combo pen/pencil
    3. My kindle
    4. My laptop
    5. A guitar
    6. A piano
    7. An awesome hoodie
    8. My iPod
    9. My favourite mug
    10. My cell phone

    That…is basically what I use on a day-to-day basis, haha. And actually, I have had to live for periods of time with much of my stuff stored, which has caused me to get very good at keeping it to a minimum. My one weakness is books, which I have in such abundance and am too sentimental to get rid of, haha.

  2. avatar Jill says:

    Your idea to take photos of sentimental objects instead of saving them all is fantastic. I’ve been wondering what to do with these things.. I’m having troubles deciding what I need to take with me following this next summer so I can work abroad. When it comes down to it you don’t need much, just a few small things. It is so hard to let go!

    • avatar Anne Dorko says:

      Jill, I’m so glad you liked that idea! It’s really helped me move on from a lot of items that I really didn’t need to hold on to. I still have a small box of the SUPER important stuff, but I had so much to sort through to get down to it.

      Trust me: The opportunity to get up and travel abroad far outweighs the need for holding onto a few extra items.

  3. avatar Kaia Berndt says:

    If I had to narrow it down to eight items, I wasn’t sure quite how you’d count it, so I made two lists.
    1. The necklace my girlfriend gave me. 2. My phone. 3. My phone charger. 4. My medication. 5. Deodorant. 6. Toothbrush. (not toothpaste though because sensory issues, and baking soda counts as a food item, I think?) 7. My wallet. 8. Tennis shoes. 9. A pair of jeans. 10. A t-shirt.
    If I only had those items, I’d be able to deal. I think that’s a pretty good amount to downsize to? Then the other list, for if we’re counting differently, is basically just more clothing, if you count clothing for a week-ish as one item. /shrug

  1. January 31, 2013

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