Saturday, August 25, 2012
Lessons from my closet
I don't want any wiggle room to go backwards! Goodwill has received bags and bags of my big clothes. It feels good when I drop them off at the collection center, knowing they'll be worn by someone else who needs them.
But lately, for some reason, I've been having a hard time letting go of a few things. There are the blouses that I embroidered myself with my nifty embroidery machine. And other articles that bring back fond memories of good times I had wearing them.
I haven't worn any of these things for some time, nor do I plan to ever wear them again. But I still don't want to let them go.
It got me to thinking about the struggles I've been having lately, and how I have been missing "the good old days" of eating without thinking about every bite. I'm having a hard time letting go of those old, familiar feelings. I need to move forward, but I'm holding back. I'm at a place in my journey where I'm feeling pretty comfortable, and moving forward from here means REALLY changing my behavior as well as the way I look. I just don't know if I'm ready to do that.
So in the meantime, I think it's a good idea to really clean out the closet. Maybe if I let go of those clothes that don't fit any more, it will be easier to let go of the old thoughts and habits that also no longer fit in my life. We'll see how that works out. I'll let you know.