Posts tagged ‘hoarding’
How amazing does my closet look!? Just kidding. I wish this was my closet.
I had a breakthrough moment a few weeks ago while I was sitting in my room back in San Francisco: I have way too much stuff. The fear of my Mom turning my room into an at-home gym or study was always a fear of mine so I demanded that everything and everything be kept exactly the same when I moved out over six years ago. Needless to say, my room became a cluster f*ck of dated paraphernalia; we’re talking sticker collections from when I was 8, at least five unfinished knitting projects, clothes I haven’t seen or worn since high school, and who knows what else.
So for the first time in…ever…I began to clean things out. Some things stayed, other things went to storage, while others were either donated or put in the trash. This resulted in a domino effect and I am now doing the same thing in my apartment in New York as well as my life in general.
For me this means no drinking for the entire month, no more clothes that I swear I’ll wear someday, and no more people who seem to do nothing but hurt and/or criticize me. I’ve never done anything like this before (as I said, I’ve never been one to make a New Years resolution) and I have a feeling it will take some time to accomplish, but I already feel refreshed just after these first few days of the big ol’ cleanse.
Have you done or are you doing any life cleansing like this? Tell me your plan and how you’re coping thus far!