I started in my bedroom by first tackling the nightstand. I started going through drawers and pulling out so much useless stuff like a wall calendar from 2009, an old 210 camera that I'm pretty sure they don't make anymore, ink pens, family photos -it was just too much and I wanted to quit. This was just my nightstand people. The nightstand was like a treasure chest of memories. Some good, some bad and some things that baffled me like random keys. I let everything go that was not useful to me RIGHT NOW.
I moved over to my dresser and man oh man the purge got harder. My dresser was a landmine of things past and present. The top holds my numerous jewelry boxes and smell goods. As I went through the jewelry I discovered really awesome things that I had not worn in ages. Remember the adage out of site out of mind, that's what happened to these pieces. I vowed to start wearing these beautiful pieces. On to the landmine that waited in the dresser drawers. Oh the things I bought in the name of fashion, or working out, or looking professional at work and I hadn't worn the majority of it. Why? Because some of it is outdated, some of it looked better in the store than on me once I got it home (I know I'm not the only one this has happened to) and some of it I just didn't like anymore. Plus I have my favorite go to pieces. As I went through these items it became easier to let go. The dresser is like some of those people, relationships and jobs we need to let go of. It seems hard at first but as you start realizing that these things and people are just taking up space, sucking your energy, and wasting your time you let go.
I had two more rooms to go and I prayed to God to give me strength because I was ready to quit. Next up was the closet or Pandora's box. The shoes. The bags. The dresses. OVERWHELMING! I was feeling really good at how fast I was moving through things and making decisions quickly on what to keep, what to purge and what to donate. What I thought was fast was really 3 hours and when I tell you I was tired. I was TIRED but man my closet was shaping up nicely. My closet reminded me of the choices we make in life. Some of them are good like my favorite pair of heels, some are questionable like the zip up leather top, and some bad like the really cheap shoes I bought that were currently flaking to pieces on my closet floor (don't buy cheap shoes). However, the choices we make in life either help or harm us and ultimately we learn how to be better.
The last room was the bathroom. I thought how bad can the bathroom be. I just needed to clean out my cabinets. As I started with the first cabinet it was like discovering new things. I was amazed at the number of hair products that I had. Curling irons, why do I have three? I started tossing things left and right. I'm feeling pretty damn good and then the bigger section of the cabinet happened. There were so many random things in baskets and bags, it was a mess of expired products and junk. For the record people unless you are a professional nail tech or change your nail color everyday you do not need 15 or more bottles of nail polish. The bathroom cabinet reminded me that I still had dreams to pursue and a purpose to achieve. That if we don't actively chase our dreams then they get put into the back of cabinets and forgotten. As long as we have breath we should be seeking and living a life of purpose. It took me three days just to purge the top floor. It was a lot but I am grateful for the purge. I am grateful to be able to take inventory, let go and allow space for me to flourish. What do you need to purge?
Be Blessed and Fabulous!
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