Friday, March 25, 2011

...but tonight, I'm cleaning out my closet...

Tomorrow I am participating in a garage sale with a friend of mine, so I've been spending my evenings finding things I don't need or want anymore.  While I've been sorting, pricing, and purging I have had a lot of time with my thoughts.  Many of the items represent my inability to delay gratification.  Others represent a time in my life, whether good or bad, but lately I am focused more on the latter, and I have decided that I don't want to be anymore. I have let my past hold me back for the absolute last time.

I feel like the physical clutter is preventing me from concentrating most days when I sit down to write.  I feel like the mental clutter is preventing me from saying goodbye to the past.  I've decided that it's time to get rid of them both.  Time to get rid of the clothes and the people that just don't fit anymore.  Harsh, yes.  Necessary, heck yes.  Will it be hard?  Absolutely.  2011 will be the year I let go of it all.  No more clutter, no more excess, and no more drama (except in my book).

So I am cleaning out my closets literally and metaphorically.  Out with old, in with the...well, I don't need new.  Definitely out with the old.  A five bedroom house that only contains two people should not be overflowing with...well...junk!  It's difficult when the tugboat refuses to part with anything.  It's good for him that he's cute and treats me like a queen!  I need to focus on him and not what came before him.  Today I put on my big girl underpants, and I am moving on!  I might even make some money in the process.

Are you Spring Cleaning?  What are you getting rid of?

Happy Friday Ya'll!  Make this weekend a great one!


  1. That's the spirit! ;) Hope you sell some stuff tomorrow!!

    I suppose I'll spring clean at some point... maybe when my allergies are done I'll feel like it. :)

  2. Oh a good spring clean/purge is an excellent way to process and rid yourself of the the clutter that holds you back. Good for you!

    Keep moving forward. :) Live fearlessly.


  3. I just hauled two huge garbage bags of clothes off to Goodwill. Now if I can get my husband to clean out his TWO closets, we'll be all set... the man is a bigger girl than I am!

  4. I don't have many overflowing possessions (I did a major overhaul last year of clothes, books, and house stuff) but I am taking some nonessentials to the charity shop tomorrow and gifting my friend with a desklight I felt silly about offering but she seemed genuinely pleased to accept. Even though I dream of a house full of pretty things and a wardrobe full of the same, I love the feeling of giving things away-- it's really like a weight lifts.
    - Sophia.

  5. Isn't it amazing what memories you find when you clean out all that junk? That's the only reason I do spring cleaning. :) Good luck!

  6. Good for you. I got rid of all the people who didn't add to the quality of my life and I am better for it.

    Good-luck with all your spring cleaning. I hope you obtain the desired results.