I decided I am going to stop buying comic books. I made this declaration before, but this time I mean it. I don’t have a lot of disposable income. In fact, the reason I have any is because my mom is paying some living expenses while I finish school. Also, the one series that kept me reading monthly comics–Wonder Woman–hasn’t been very good in the past few issues. The other series I read are fine, but they don’t have enough plot movement or personal draw for me to continue buying issues each month. Another reason is space. One of my goals this year is to downsize the amount of stuff I purchase and what I keep. I would really like to keep the majority of the comics I have, and I will need another comic book box to store what I already own. I don’t want to take up any more room in my mom’s house, and I don’t think my future home will be very large. This thought applies to most books I own, too. I want to keep most of them, but a few can be trimmed from the collection without major harm to my library. However, I don’t want to be in the “chuck it all” frame of mind when I do these things, and stopping my purchasing will help me not want to get rid of what I have.
Basically, I feel like my personal stuff needs a zen cleansing–just not too zen. I do want some stuff.