I’ve been carrying a lot of baggage lately, both literally and figuratively.
The kind of baggage that slows you down and holds you back. Like you’re up to your ankles in quicksand.
So in an effort to do a little emotional spring cleaning, I figured it was time to let some of that baggage go.
Since physical and emotional baggage tend to be inextricably tied, I thought I’d start by unloading a bit of physical baggage. Thus the picture above of the contents of my purse.
Maybe the contents seem innocent enough, but the truth is the my bursitis-inducing, stuffed to the gills Jessica Simpson satchel weighs seven pounds. SEVEN.
It’s absolutely ridiculous. I know it. And yet I cling to the comfort that if I am ever in need of any of this stuff, it will be there. Things like the paper calendar that I NEVER use or the two journals I never write in (I use Evernote). Or the oversized wallet stuffed with receipts.
So after months of deliberating over it, I finally decided to take Deb Smouse’s Clutter Busting class. Three days in and I’m feeling better about letting go of things that no longer serve my purpose. Like seven pounds of “stuff” that I never really need.
What is it that you want to let go of, but just can’t seem to bring yourself to do it?
PS: Need a little musical motivation while you’re doing a little spring cleaning of your own? Here is the perfect anthem, Bag Lady by Erykah Badu.