I'm not one for spring cleaning but in making my move to California I've decided to forgo shipping my furniture and start fresh aka sell/donate/giveaway everything but basically my everyday clothes.
As taxing as the process was, it was also surprisingly cathartic. The process became very simple when I realized a lot of items I hadn't touched in the two years I lived in Louisville; be it a dress that hung untouched in my closet or a box that collected dust in my storage unit.
It was harder to let go of some things that held memories but I realized in giving them away someone else could have new memories. Some of those "memories" while good at the time have grown sour...why hold on to a dress I last wore to a formal event with an ex? Should I hold on to a dresser drawer I walked by for 2 years and didn't use?
Covetousness and or not letting go of things is something I have to work to counter each day.
“‘Watch out! Be on guard against all kinds of greed; a man’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.” Luke 12: 15
As scary as it is to start fresh I know it has purpose
“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; so you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland.” Isaiah 43: 18-19
I can't wait to see the new memories I make in California!
“He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God.” Psalm 40:3
Hi! I'm Marilyn!