Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Day 2 6/25/13 Today I purged:
Home clutter - Baby clothes from 1988
Life clutter - Insecurity and the feeling I don't belong
Baby Clothes - This is a happy purge, because I cannot honestly refer to my son's baby clothes I had carefully saved since 1988 as "clutter." But since I gave them away they qualify as a purge item today. My daughter is expecting our first grandchild, a son, in November. So we went down to the cedar chest to find the Baby Dior layette items I had saved since my son wore them. They are still beautiful and today Baby Dior layette sells new for about $350 per item. I promise you they did not cost that much when I bought them, even in 1988 dollars. You might wonder why I didn't save them for my son - well he doesn't appreciate Baby Dior like my daughter does and besides she will save them for him should he be fortunate enough to have a son someday.
Insecurity - Today I attended an annual meeting on a topic I do not know well, with people who are experts in this field. Normally I try to avoid this meeting because I mostly have no idea what they are talking about and worse yet, I feel like I have nothing valuable to contribute. Today I walked in with the attitude that while I might not be an expert in the same way these people are, they are not experts in my field. I have a reason to be there and I can contribute. And guess what, I did contribute - information that was quite valuable to them as a matter of fact. So today I purged my insecurity and vowed to never again let myself feel like I don't belong. I belong wherever I choose to be.