It’s ok not to be a completist

I use to be one of those people that had to have the whole set of something. Especially when it came to music.

Yeah, I’m a bit of a music horder. I HAD over 20,000 songs in my iTunes library.

As I’ve gotten older I have realised that if something doesn’t bring me joy, then why to keep it. I have let go of a lot of things, and that also includes my music.

There are albums and songs I haven’t listened to since 2015! I’m slowly making my way through them. Songs have been culled, while others have been “oh my, I haven’t heard this song in forever, I love this song!”.

With a subscription to apple music, I have an array of music at my fingertips. So if I want to listen to a song, I will be able to find it. And that’s the beauty of having a music subscription. I can add the music that I like and will actually listen to.

The thing with music is that there are songs that you associate events in your life.

On the Road Again by Willie Nelson, will forever be associated with our travels as a kid in the 80’s.

Never Forget by Take That, I will always remember as my high school graduation song. Even though this wasn’t the song we sang (we sang an original written by one of the high school rock bands, it was also forgettable), this song will always take me back to that time in my life.

The things you own, no matter how big or small, should always bring you joy, and if that means letting go of part of a set, then that’s ok.

You do you!

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