Today I've been sorting out stored boxes of ornaments and stuff I've been saving for when we finally finish renovating our house and can move in.
So all this stuff, I'd forgotten I owned, was unwrapped from the newspaper and strewn all about the floor while I set about deciding; do I keep it, sell it, donate it or chuck it?
It was very liberating, although I noticed a stab of guilt in my gut when I ignored that inner voice and put a few sentimental items back in the box to keep. I wasn't being true to myself, because I knew I'd never use them - I didn't even like them that much. But I just couldn't part with them. Not yet. Things that used to belong to my parents.
I did manage to separate out about half of everything - I am longer the same person who put them in the boxes all those years ago. Now someone else will love them more.
And I have less stuff to store and manage. To keep safe and clean.
More space and less stress - a winning combination!
Owning more stuff than I need brings a responsibility and pressure I can happily do without.
And even better, to accompany my sorting, I decided to put on some music and came across Radio Caroline online. Marc Griffiths was the DJ. How cool was that music?
Singing along to those songs, new and old, reminded me of how much music completely lifts my mood. I immediately resolved to find more ways to get it into my life.
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