Today I wanted to write a quick note on hoarding... well, that's where I'm launching from anyways...
I'm a bit of a hoarder. Not in terms of "stuff and things" but in terms of bins full of my old stuff. It's gotten to the point that this stuff is a burden and a constant weight on my shoulders. I have trouble going through it and trying to get rid of old momento's, most of which are paper and notes etc, but I finally feel like I'm in a place where I can deal with it, step by step.
Letting go of this baggage is one of the things on my list of how I want to live in 2014. A couple of weeks ago I got up the courage to go through an old truck full of "stuff", and I have to say it was a great feeling of accomplishment to organize it into keep, recycle, chuck; and guess what... I barely kept anything! The extra bonus being that now we can use this great trunk for something useful, we've decided to fill it with all of our winter gear!! I still have a lot more stuff to go through, but this was a great first try.
|Just a portion of the trunk contents: yearbooks, diaries, notebooks, school books, jewelry, newspaper clippings, etc.|
As I chuckled and sighed through my old thoughts and dreams, I realized that as of late, I've stopped doing this kind of thing. Could it be that the fear of failing is holding me back from dreaming? Am I just tired? Oh, I still have thoughts of wanting to be this or do that, but I haven't set a goal and forged through to attain it since planning our wedding, which went just great! So, I'm jumping back in the game.
I've started a separate tab at the top of this page called "Believe & Achieve" and will be documenting the things that I set out to do, both small and large. Check it out here.
What are you working towards right now?
XO - Michelle