Sometimes when we dig through our stuff, whether it’s physical, mental, or emotional – we find out a lot about our true selves.
I came to a major revelation when doing another de-cluttering haul this weekend:
I have a LOT of stuff that I’ve bought in hopes to be a person I’d like to be; not the person I actually am.
For instance: the necklaces pictured above. I think they are adorbs on some people. I thought that I would love them on me too. A great way to accessorize and mix up an outfit. The truth is though, I hate necklaces and I always have. They make me hot and sticky and they just bug during the day. But, I bought them anyways knowing that I hate necklaces.
So, they have been hanging on display in my bedroom never worn. Not even once because I lothe them but secretly hope that one day I will love them.
Well…nope. I don’t. I’m not going to wear them because I just don’t want to.
Now they have been donated and I don’t have to look at them every day wondering when I will actually wear them and dress like someone I am not.
There are a lot of things I have purchased and held on to for that reason. Also, there are a lot of crafty things I have in ‘hopes’ that I will be a Pinterest Queen. But, I’ve tried that and it didn’t work out, so…
Another carload went to the donation center this weekend. My home is finally…FINALLY becoming a little more manageable. There may just be light at the end of the tunnel afterall.
Next thing to leave my house…
My sewing machine.
Because I hate sewing.
I want to live to my true self. I want to have the things around me that I actually like to do. And if I try something and don’t like it – I will let it go too.
Currently, I need space, cleanliness, an uncluttered view in my home. And a huge space smack dab in the center of my living room to do my yoga and roll around with my daughter.
THAT IS WHO I AM. THAT IS WHAT I WANT TO DO.