Wednesday, May 11, 2011
I said all that to tell you this. You can let go of things from your past, because the events, memories and skills are now an inseparable part of you. If you have traveled, you do not need save every scrap of memorabilia from that trip. Keep one ticket from the Disney World extravaganza, not the parking pass, not the brochure, and not the map. If you love to cook, not every cookbook or recipe is equally important to keep. Build your own book of favorites and search on-line for new ones. If you like sports, keeping every issue of the magazines doesn't make you more fit or a better player. If you got your degree, keeping your old college textbooks and notes is no longer necessary. If you are reading this blog, you are most likely able to navigate well enough on-line to get the information you need when you need it. The beauty of the Swiss Army knife lies in its simplicity and compactness. Lots of tools in a small space.
So go forth, and free up space. Empty closets. Clean the shelves. If it is not who you are now, let it go. Let go of the canner and Mason jars, you have nothing to prove by keeping it in the basement. Let go of the roller blades, and the dusty camp gear. Been there. Done that. Don't need the T-shirt!