Have you seen all these people who are limiting their wardrobe to like twenty pieces only? I want to be like that. I'm not. But I'm working on it some.
For the first time, I am putting things into a children's consignment sale next month. I have about five bins of clothes that have been outgrown and need to leave my garage. And honestly, it would be nice to have the money, too. Especially with all the birthdays and Christmas coming up. So, I set out to go through everything and start getting rid of stuff.
You guys, this is hard! I didn't expect it to be so emotional. But I have found so many pieces given to us over the years, from dear friends, from family members who are no longer with us, or just hand-stitched items I can't bear to part with yet. If I tagged everything with the emotional value I have attached to it, I would make absolutely nothing and come home with every piece I put in. Instead, I had a good friend who has done this before come over and help me start pricing things. I have pictures of my children in the special outfits already. I keep reminding myself of that, and that we could use the money and the space more than we can use clothes that no longer fit our children. But this mama's heart is just about as tired as she is physically from lugging stuff around the last few weeks.
How do you deal with emotional attachments? Do you struggle with it, or are you more like those people I wish I could be like, keeping everything in your life to a minimum so that you're less stressed-out and much happier?
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