00025: The Millennium Falcon

13 Days of the 30-Day Minimalism Game

Day 13, thirteen items

I have to acknowledge that I became a little too confident at the beginning of the 30-Day Minimalism Game by counting several items that were the same type of items as one single item. Now that I’m on day 13 I’m starting to realize it is going to get a little bit more challenging to gather more and more items as each day increases in number. But I do have a lot of stuff, I just haven’t figure out how to approach them. I don’t want to just “throw things away,” which is, in fact, the fastest and easies way to get rid of stuff. I do a lot of thinking about what I have, why I have it, and why it needs to go. My neighbor, who is also my personal minimalist supporter and guide, tells me to place stuff in “go away boxes” for now, because it isn’t about where it is going, it is about getting it ready to be taken away.

Anyway, today my thirteen items include things that I appreciate a lot: Two hand-made cloth dolls, which I bought from a street vendor in Mexico. One champagne glass with my fraternity letters engraved on it, and a toy I acquired a year and two months ago, a replica of the Millennium Falcon.

The dolls are part of my culture and they are made my indigenous people, so getting rid of them is not easy, but I do have others so it will be okay after all. The champagne glass is a souvenir from my college days. But, to be honest, I cannot remember why it was given to me, when, and by whom. So… that’s that.

The last item was something I looked for while at Disneyland back in December 2019. This is the same December when I was supposed go to Mexico City and see my late friend Luis. You can read all about that in the entry titled, “0004: Carpe Diem.” Since I didn’t go to Mexico, I went to Disneyland, mainly because I wanted to visit the new section of the park dedicated to Star Wars, “Galaxy’s Edge.”

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge was more than I expected. The experience was exhilarating and breath-taking, especially the moment I saw the Millennium Falcon right in front of me. And even though I wasn’t able to ride “Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance,” I rode the Millennium Falcon, twice, I built my own R2 unit, and I did enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner in a couple of fancy restaurants within Disneyland and California Adventure.

The Millennium Falcon toy is a great souvenir from that trip, but really, as a personal goal to declutter my home office, and eventually my house, getting rid of this toy is a good step to take. I don’t know if I should sell it or give it to someone, but I’m sure I will figure it out. After all, I have plenty of Star Wars Fan Friends, and I’m sure they will be more than happy to become the owner of my Millennium Falcom replica. Besides, if I ever want to see the Millennium Falcom, Disneyland is near. #carlosmanuelspeaksthetruth

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