Monday, February 25, 2013

Trash the dress

  I just put my trusty brown dress in the giveaway pile. Really, I should throw it away. It's been a good dress. A casual hipster bridesmaid dress in 2007, countless dates and events, and I wore it to my Mom's funeral. Since then, it is tainted to me. I picked it up and put it in the bag, just feeling the heavy relief when I did.

  It's time for me to clear out the clutter I sink myself in. Why do I keep things that clearly make me unhappy? I looked in my closet and most of my clothes are missing buttons, bleach stained, or have tiny tears. I got rid of about 40 percent until I can replenish the clothes with new threads. My bff said she is sending me a box of her gently loved clothes, so this is great timing.

  I need to focus on a little self love at this point, making room for new blessings and experiences. Holding on to the pain is comforting in some ways, but very limiting over all. I think I will focus on this for the next few weeks.:) I love myself much more than I did in the past, and it's time to show that. Better go find my HOH and get some cuddles, I need it after clearing out some old stuff.:)

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  1. I love the feeling of getting rid of old stuff. It makes you feel refreshed :)

    Callie

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    1. Yes, it's nice and cleansing. Right after my Mom passed last year, I had my hair cut short to a bob. Growing my hair out now*Hubby is so over my bobby cuteness.* I slept really well last night after taking a table of of the bedroom. In a de-clutter moment, I can be daring how much I get rid of! LOL

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  2. Yes, cuddles are very helpful!

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    1. We need more cuddles. My HOH knows there is something about women needing to be held. He is reading the Power of a Praying Husband right now.:)

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  3. I know what you mean. I hold onto clutter too. I now make myself go through my house at least twice a year in the past few years to get rid of more and more stuff. My house is almost the way I want it now. :) But it can be so hard to let go. Sometimes we're so used to things that make us feel bad, that we're not really sure how we'll do once we give it up. Yes, cuddles are just the thing after purging yourself of your stuff. :)

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    1. I agree, Es May! I try to clean and purge at least every 3 months, what I can handle getting rid of and passing on. Of course, I try to do a little all the time to keep things flowing.:) Us ladies can feel major guilt about not keeping every single card, memento, etc!:)

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