To untether ourselves from our stuff, we must really get to the beef on why we are so attached in the first place.
When I first started de-cluttering my home, I didn’t know the answer, I only knew that I wanted it gone so I that I could breathe again.
But, as I go along my focus gets clearer and clearer.
The main reason I have so many things that I am attached to is:
I don’t want to let go of who I was in the past.
It was my childhood, it was all my good memories, it was fun fads and trends I took part of. It all brings warm fuzzies to my memory. But there are also a lot more things that I’m holding on “just in case” or if “I change my mind about something.”
In reality: I do want to let go of who I was in the past. I am not that person. I’ll never be that person again and that could actually be a good thing. I’m in a new decade and have been through a lot that allows me to see this world through different eyes.
It’s OK to let go. It’s OK for me to change. I want something new.
Since I have reached that point in my psyche and heart I can let go with grace and ease. I’m looking ahead and moving with myself, not against it.
There are three main reasons I am de-cluttering my stuff and they are all very, VERY, important to me.
1. Less to clean. Do I even need to elaborate? See why here.
2. Room for growth. I don’t like seeing unfinished projects and hopes that I had on a whim from my past. Be it craft supplies, exercise equipment, and duplicates. The things that used to interest me 10 years ago do not apply now. I have other hobbies and hopes. The one’s I have now is what stays.
3. Focus. My clutter (physical and emotional) is holding me back bigtime. I have things that I want to do and accomplish that I can’t because of the clutter. I’m not hanging on anymore, I am moving forwards.
My life is beginning to align with my true self. That’s the girl I am, and that’s the girl I will honor.