Clearing, Cleaning and Letting Go
Thursday, October 17, 2019
Another (remodel) project. Feels almost like moving. Again. Shades of last year and the pre-wedding whole house painting project. I decided to be cheerful and upbeat about it; to see the opportunity to 'downsize' and clear our space of items that we no longer need or use. I mustered the attitude and energy to tackle the 'stuff' as we packed things to get them out of the way for 'the project'.
This is not new, I try to use 'spring (and Fall) cleaning' to accomplish this goal each year with mixed success. There are always some items I attempt to pass on that end up staying because I have trouble letting go after the people I want to pass them on to don't want them. Not this time. This time I identified items that needed to leave us, whether to family or to Goodwill; including many of the aforementioned ball-and-chain items. Family members came, saw, and declined; then the pile was bagged up for Goodwill and actually left. No way was I letting those things re-enter our space. No matter how fine the items were, or how much 'sunk' cost was represented, they were slated for departure and I kept my resolve.
I have felt this way about excess weight: vowing to remove it and never let it back onto my body. This is not nearly as easy. Too bad, so sad. I am feeling that when this home remodel project is finished I will want to re-start my body remodel project with more resolve as well. This project is reminding me that change is possible, that resolve is necessary, and that the right attitude is essential.
I'll keep you posted. Keep Sparking and find ways to make it fun!
Peace and Care