I follow The Single Woman and that is where I was inspired to come up with this year ending purging from my life. The first post (Life’s Changing Landscape: Shelving 2011 covers the how/why, the rest will be the 31 things I am shelving from 2011 that will not go with me into the new year, the full list of posts pertaining to what I’m purging can be found here: Shelving 2011.
Before I launch into the boxing up of #4, I wanted to pat myself on the back. I indeed trimmed the number of folks I follow on Twitter down to 55. It feels so good not to have to scroll past stuff I don’t care about or simply do not have time for at this point in my life!
Many are the times I’ve kept clothes thinking “oh one day maybe I’ll wear that…” only to have things in my closet that I do not need nor will I. Right now there still hangs in my walk in closet, attire I will never wear again. Things that I cherished at a different time in my life but are no longer things I would be caught dead wearing. Some is intimate apparel that the ex bought for me, and I’ll not wear that for anyone else, other stuff is clothing that is out dated or stuff as I said, from days gone by and a way of life that I no longer participate in. It is time to say good bye to those items.
Their presence is disturbing to me. I thought keeping them would be a good thing, a reminder of the person I am NOT to be, and a way of life that I feel is wrong on more levels than I can find to call right. I thought it would help me to stay focused. Instead it is a constant reminder of things I’d like to forget, the feeling of being used, like a blow up doll, and discarded. They give negative vibs that make me feel dirty and cheap.
So, in the process of shelving things those items are out of here. Almost the final pieces of a time in my life I prefer to forget about. Other pieces (and some people) will be boxed in the coming days, but this is one more step toward eliminating things I feel are holding me back from growing into who I am meant to be.