So I was just thinkin…

Sometimes in life we are forced to ask ourselves the really important questions like… What am I doing with my life? Where do I see myself in 5 years? Do these jeans make my butt look big, and is that a good thing?  And sometimes to more forward in life, to achieve our goals and find our happy, we need to let go of the past and all that baggage what often comes with it.

For me that baggage is mostly stuff, a few large tote boxes of mementoes and keepsakes of my youth. T-shirts from high school, that despite never, ever wearing again once I was handing my diploma, I just couldn’t seem to part with filled these boxes. My sister calls me a hoarder. It’s sorta ridiculous, but it’s not like I’m about to be featured on the next A&E special. The truth is I’m working on it. I will never be able to live one of those tiny houses without a storage unit for my memories but I’m making progress. (Besides where would I put my printing press in a Tiny House?) My husband and I did recently go through all our belonging and make several trips to the GoodWill donation center.

But there are some things that I just wouldn’t dream of parting with, like the boxes of photos and cards from family and friends that document my life. The cards with hand written messages of congratulations, encouragement and condolences are so dear to me. I know I’m just a sentimental fool. And it’s okay, we can hang on to a bit of our past as long as we are making room for future memories.

Andrea

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