Letting Go of the Past

I am on a mission to get the loose ends tied up on my home repair projects.  I’m busting through that list of trouble spots and it feels good!  As I push and sort through the junk in the basement I occasionally stumble across a relic from my past.  Some I won’t part with, such as the stuffed Curious George my Dad bought for me when I was born.  Also staying is my black cowboy hat from the days of horse shows and the sole ribbon that Pooh and I won in halter class.  Pictures of old friends I don’t know anymore?  I’ve not decided.

Leaving?  My collection of a dozen or so  liquor bottles.  Filled with water and bits of highlighter they used to look pretty cool near a blacklight…

Now they look pretty funny there on my kitchen counter with the mixer, dough rising, and a stack of bills to be paid.  Time to dump them out and recycle them.  Lucky for me (and my parents) there was only a short period in my life where I indulged.  Do I regret it?  Not really.  I don’t have to wonder what I’m missing, I know I’m not missing much.  I have some great and some not so great memories.  I’ll take them all.

Also leaving, the most unsavory songs from my iTunes collection.  Bye bye Chingy, Lil Flip, and Birdman.  Hank Williams III, I’ve been holding on to you too long.  I know Danny liked you and I did too back then but he’s gone and you’re leaving too.  Delete, delete, delete.

It’s time to be an adult and stop looking back.  Thank God, I’ve been blessed with a life far more wonderful than I deserve or ever could have imagined.  I’m happy to clean up and clear out the old stuff cluttering up my life.

What about you?  Anything you’re holding on to?  Why?

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2 thoughts on “Letting Go of the Past

  1. Jess

    Oh, lady, I’m with you on this one – why, why do we hold on to the past? Especially when we wouldn’t go back there ever! We’re moving in the new year and anything that has somehow remained from our previous two moves are seriously getting chucked this time around! My life is fab, and I only want fab things in it 🙂

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  2. Julie

    I’ve been getting rid of things here and there. I’d do more, but it’s hard holding Colton SO much to get much done. One “big” thing for me was to go through old photo albums. So many pictures weren’t any good anyway or were from a time I’d rather not remember. I’ve saved some and taken apart the albums (some of them). They take up less room in a shoe box instead and I can let go of some memories and old “friends”. Maybe it’s good some memories fade with time… (but hang onto the good ones!!!!)

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