Had a rather big clear out this weekend.
It was actually a very difficult thing to do. Some of the things I was throwing away I’ve had for years. I am a very visual person and I generally remember what I was wearing for different occasions – so I remember outfits when I had happy days – like when Joe asked me to marry him.
For this reason it was more than just clearing out old clothes that I don’t wear/like/or fit. It was letting go of my past and making room for my future. I have got rid of some things that I have attached huge sentimental value to. Although it has been very hard, I believe it was worth it. I have had to admit to myself that I am not that sort of person any more – I’m a grown up and so had to get rid of stupid clutter from my younger days.
I do have a habit of getting very attached to stuff. I keep very silly things like old cards and letters. I suppose these are more visual reminders of my past – but I am learning that I don’t need them.
It is very nice to be able to open a drawer easily and to look under beds without huge bags of old, size 8 clothes. Which only made me feel bad about myself. I can open my wardrobe and put on anything in there. That hasn’t been the case for ages. Plus I can now say I like all my clothes! Might even make some money from selling the old ones. Winner all round I’d say 🙂