You are using possessions to reinforce your sense of self
Holy crapola how true is that!!!!
I need to purge everything!!!!!!!! Yard sale! Yard sale!!!!
But seriously, it really is true and really sad. I have been like this most of my life, I don't know why I think that new shiny things will make me a more complete person, or a better person but I do. If my house and everything in it were to burn down to the ground tomorrow I wouldn't be able to cope, I don't know what I'd do without all my stuff and that is such a shallow way to live and it makes me feel sick. The dolls, the ornaments, the trinkets they are all just stuff, but they are me :o(