There are all kinds of memories in there. I see now why it has been somewhat difficult to declutter this final room. Then I realized I was going to take the same approach as I have always done since I set forth this journey. That is to remove all the things that have no meaning to me anymore. This can be "Throw Away" and "Give Away" There are also things that are in the "Waiting Period." I still have the need to have this yet. For now, it is what it is and that is my process that I personally must go through.
Is it an excuse? I had to give this some thought also. In my mind I feel it is not. I will be ready when I am ready. Why I can say this is that since 2005 when I found Flylady I have always moved forward. Sometimes at a snails pace and then there have been times I was going at the pace of a race horse. I just kept going forward. I didn't let anyone judge me as to what I was doing. I just did it. I kept following the habits and routines as best as I could at the time and to my level of understanding as to what FLYing meant to me.
I am really getting excited about this room I am redoing that has no name yet. Whenever I wander in there, I always look for things to Bless or Throw Away. Today I went to open a tub to see what was in it. To my dismay, it was practically empty! So I went to a couple more boxes. They were almost empty! The excitement of the hope of this room being pleasant to walk into was becoming alive! I have a big bag of "Give Away" that will be going out to my blazer and starting another. I will be consolidating all those half empty boxes and sort out the things I no longer need. I don't have to get myself all caught up in emotions on one item that can keep me frozen from moving on to the next step.
There is something freeing about having a moment like this. Welcome to finding that place that says, you are right where you need to be. No one is judging you except you. Set yourself free of "Perfectionism and "Procrastination" you get from all the whys! Clutter doesn't make sense. That is why we call it clutter. What does Flylady say about this? "You Cannot Organize Clutter. You Can Only Get Rid Of It."
|My "Give Away" Ready To Be Taken Out To The Blazer.|
|I Opened The Lid To See This Is All That Is In There!|
|I Opened The Lid To The Silver Tub. It Is Almost Empty Too!|