The Fish Are the First to Go

Fish Tank

This is my first post in response to The 100 Thing Challenge. I’m halfway through the book. The fish tank is the first item I’m letting go of for my step toward simplifying my life, reducing clutter, and stepping out of the cultural push to look to things for my happiness.

Here’s some reasons why this is the first thing to go:

  • I turn the light on in the dark and feed the fish. I turn the light off when I get home after dark. What’s the point? I never spend time relaxing in front of the aquarium.
  • feeding the fish is one more thing I have to do before I can get out the door each day and it adds to my stress level.
  • I’m not going to have a prize-winning aquarium, so why keep it?

Don’t worry; Frank is either going to find a new home for it or start taking care of it himself. Even though it might sound like it, I’m not going to shift everything I want to the people around me. Frank gets the fish tank because it was his to begin with.