in thinking about the new year, my main resolution is to live more simply and be more organized. (i know, i know, Dream On, you say)
here’s the thing. i have too much stuff.
i hold on to my stuff for two main reasons:
1. fear. fear i will NEED those items some time in the future, and i might not have the ability (financial or otherwise) to go get what i need.
2. guilt. guilt for throwing away gifts people have given me (us, jackson) or for just trashing perfectly good items that i simply don’t want any more.
so, i feel as though someone needs to let me off the hook, and give me permission to go ahead and throw everything away.
these items might include: weird shampoo bottles that i keep “just in case i run out” but i hate the smell, so i usually run and go get what i need anyway . . . picture frames that were gifts that don’t match our style . . . papers, papers and more papers! . . . extra envelopes that are odd sizes . . . candles that have just a FEW more burns left in them but i often pick them up and choose another one . . .
thanks, Mom, for giving me permission to go ahead and give it all away.
onward and upward. time to purge, people.