Friday, March 23, 2007

Spring Cleaning Question

Okay, so i'm in serious spring cleaning mode right now and can't seem to ration out any brain function for anything but that topic. Have you ever realized how much emotional baggage there is tied to old stuff? Here's a question for you. What is one thing you have never been able to get rid of, even though you no longer have a use for it, and why? I'll go first ...

My dearest aunt, my Aunt Ellen, died 15 years ago from cancer. I have a sweater that I bought on a shopping trip with her about 18 years ago. I can't seem to let go of this sweater even though it's been at least 10 years since i've worn it. I feel like i'm letting go of her if I let go of the sweater. I realize I feel this way about a lot of things. Holding onto things has become a way of holding onto the past for me. This is why i've decided to do some major spring cleaning. I feel like I can no longer grow as a person until I allow myself to let go of some of the baggage from the past.


  1. Oh, amen, sistah. It would be easier for me to make a list of what it's easy for me to toss. Let me see... that answer would be... NOTHING. Right now I have about 17 boxes in my office, at least ten of which are filled with little scraps of paper that have notes written on them by my dad. I simply can't throw them away. But I can't go through them, either! AUGH! How about I clean out your crap, and you come over and clean out mine...? LOL!

  2. I can understand. I have a Lands End long sleeve shirt my grandmother gave me for Christmas while I was in the Navy. I ripped it the first night I wore it and ordered a new one to replace it right away so she would see if with it on. Well even though she has passed I can't even get rid of the REPLACEMENT! Just the sight of it reminders me of her.