Hey all! This title means so much to me. In more than one way, I’ve spent a lot of time lately focusing on setting myself free. I am so focused on my future endeavors that I’m just counting the days until I can give them my full attention. Beyond cutting myself free of the daily work routine; the drop off at daycare, the dreaded drive in, rushing around at lunch, etc.., I have also been preparing for my move.
Now I have moved over 10 times just in the last 5 years. On each and every one of those moves, I packed for weeks, loaded everything I had in a huge truck, and drove that thing all the way to where I was going, unpack it, and hope that I even open some of the boxes that took up too much space in the first place.
Not this time.
No, this time I’m doing it my way. I want to be free. Free of the past. Free of the old. This is the first time I’ll be moving where it’s a choice I’ve made to better myself, not a sad time of giving up on a dream. I want a clean, fresh, NEW start. So this move has to be the first step of that.
That brings me to the title of this post.
You see, while I have certainly worked hard to “cut the fat” out of my life, I have recently become addicted to the satisfaction of getting rid of things I never wanted or don’t need! At first it was just to get rid of things that were too bulky to move, but now,I figure I’d rather just let someone else enjoy the things I don’t like or want, and I’ll go and set myself up with things that suite me now.
I look at some of the furniture before it gets picked up and think about how different I am now than when I bought it. How much has changed around that piece of furniture. How the picture frames on top have circled through faces, but for some reason that piece stays put. Not anymore!
On top of the satisfaction of lightening my load, it’s so nice to see people so happy to pay money for something I hated so much I was just going to throw it away.
It makes you remember that excitement, and to want it again.
I am so far from who I was, and I want each and every aspect of my life to reflect that. It’s been an amazing journey so far, and only the best and most loved pieces should remain.
I can’t wait to start this new chapter in my life, and the satisfaction of letting go of physical and emotional baggage feeds my soul. I’m taking the path that’s covered in vines and tree scraps, but I’m clearing it and forging a destination only I can create.
With love and ambition,