Oct. 10, 2014

Saving... (Originally posted 9/16/14)

Being what I CALL a "boarder hoarder", but everyone else calls a hoarder; I keep alot of stuff. I am in the process of going through EVERY item in my house - purging as I go. I have done mini-purges over the years, & have stopped bringing crap in. I just told my friend, "New way to look at stuff...where am I now? Who/what's important to me now, today? Trying...ooph...". I have gotten rid of 50 boxes worth of stuff, but still have alot of crap. Have donated, shredded, & flat out given stuff away. Question - why am I EMOTIONALLY attached to a random receipt from a restaurant that closed in 1995? Ha, ha!!! I press on...may end up going through things numersous times before am done...WILL I EVER be done??! Life is about the living, not just the finish line. I always say, "My relationships are my greatest asset." What does THAT have to do with the crap I save? Nothing. When you save something, it should trigger a happy memory - if you save too much crap, how much does your life suck??! Ouch, that hurt. Ladies & gentlemen - I do believe we have an epiphony. My life doesn't suck...so why am I ACTING LIKE it??! Whoa - this is huge!!! See, I do try & keep it real - that sure was!!! Keeping it real just took on a whole deeper meaning - I'm all tingly. Ha, ha!!! Have a good day & be safe...