Did You Know? – Learning to Let Go

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I’ve been doing a lot of packing and unpacking lately. As I packed, I considered what I would keep and what I would not. This entire process makes you aware of all the stuff you own. Not everything I had was valuable. I ended up gifting some of my clothes to friends while other objects I just threw away.

Some pieces were too worn to reuse or simply were just crap. It’s hard for me to throwaway anything. I’m the type of person that likes to repurpose things. I tend to keep things I think I can fix or reuse. Most of the time, I do. Unfortunately, a lot of these items were not salvageable.

Did you know?

Sometimes it’s better to let go of some items than to keep them in disuse. I had a few outfits I couldn’t use anymore due to my breast reduction surgery last fall. I was able to gift these to some of my friends who were a similar size. They were very happy to take them. I was thrilled to know that these outfits were going to a lovely home. There are times when people get too attached to certain items. Maybe that item has a special meaning to you or maybe you’re like me and you make plans for these items then realize that it’s been 2 years since you’ve acquired it and you’ve done nothing with it. It’s just there, sitting in your closet feeling unfulfilled. Do you want to do that to your stuff? I don’t think so. At least I didn’t. I’m glad that we moved. It’s made me think about what I purchase and if I’m going to actually use something instead of needing everything.

 

 

7 thoughts on “Did You Know? – Learning to Let Go

  1. KasimsKorner

    Good attitude to have, especially as we live in a world where most things we buy are seen as ‘investments’ and that’s how we justify it to ourselves- ‘Oh I’ll wear those trainers for years’ ‘I need a new phone’ etc. This was an interesting read, I’m a fellow writer, who does a lot of short stories on my blog, I’d be honoured to see some feedback if you have time. I’ve followed your blog, keep up your writing 🙂

    1. Melisa R Post author

      I agree. Sometimes these investments we tell ourselves we’re making don’t turn out to be that way. Thanks for the lovely comment! I’ll definitely take a look at your blog and I’ve already followed you.

  2. Alexandra Corinth

    I have such a hard time letting things go! I want to keep every scrap of memory tangled up in that dress or those books — I feel like giving them away or selling them or tossing them would be ridding myself of those moments that mattered to me at one point or another, like I’m disrespecting my younger self in some way. But I’m working on it : )

    1. Melisa R Post author

      It isn’t easy. I’ve come to think of it as keeping these items from bringing joy to others. I’m not using them. That feeling they gave me is within me and I will never forget that. <3 You do what you can, girl.

  3. Cristina @ I Say Nomato

    I hear you on the packing, we’re constantly packing and unpacking and it’s weird to sift through everything. Everything has a memory attached! And I have buyer’s guilt – if I bought something I hang onto it, even if I’m never going to wear it!

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