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Bye bye bears...

This is the hardest part of packing...getting rid of things. I accumulate SO much stuff that I suspected for a long time that I was a "hoarder", which is a psychological disorder. But I recently discovered that hoarders keep things because they think they'll die if they get rid of them. I don't think I'll die. I just think I'll need all those things again some day. Or I want to keep the memory attached to them.

I'm about to get rid of my large collection of teddy bears. I read somewhere that it's bad fung shui for an adult to have stuffed animals in their room. Plus I just need to get rid of things I'm not using. But every one of those stuffed bears was given to me by some one special, often to mark some special occasion. I thought about taking a picture with all of them before I donate them. But I'm thinking that seeing that picture in the future will only make me sad that I parted with them. So I guess I have to make a clean break and stuff them all in a giant bag and drive them down to the Goodwill.

I want to keep them so much. Goodbye to Charmain, the bear from Ken. Goodbye to Papa and Baby bear, from Bill. Goodbye to Penn State cougar from Brian and Brian Jr. Teddy Bear, also from Brian. Goodbye to Cal State Northridge graduation teddy bear, from mrentropy. Goodbye to teddy bear Patrick, who saw me through some of my hardest childhood years. Goodbye to smuggle bear, with the zipper in back so you can hide things in him. Goodby to French Bear from sugar_doll_4711. Goodbye to breast cancer research bear. And I might keep the giant white bear, because I think my grandmother gave him to me.

Comments

Dude...fuck dat shit; I say keep 'em.

Stuffed animals rule; I have a collection myself. My favorite, of course, is Howie, who you can see in my user pic. (The irony, of course, being that I'm scared to death of dogs.)

I'm convinced there's a lot of useless crap you can get rid of before even considering dumping teddy bears and other stuffed animals.
I agree, keep the stuffed animals. I honestly don't see the harm in it. I've slept with the same stuffed bear for 8 years now. I have no attachment to who gave it to me, anymore -- the attachment is to the bear itself. It's so nice not sleeping totally alone.
If you want to keep them, keep them. If they give you happiness or if parting with them will make you sad, don't get rid of them just to fulfill some chinese decorating mysticism's ideal.