Spring is the time of year when I usually purge. I get rid of old handbags and seldom worn shoes. Purging my closets, cabinets and drawers… making room for new things.
This year, I piled torn blouses, worn out pants and surplus coffee mugs into bags and boxes to be given away, thrown away or sold. It hit me that it’s time to purge other things too. It’s time to purge and get rid of the things that are holding me back in this second half of my life. It’s time to get rid of those old fears and feelings of discontent. It’s time to get rid of those old doubts and insecurities. It’s time for me to begin to blow my own horn and get rid of that bushel basket under which my light has been hiding.
Sadly, It’s time to purge some people and places from my life too.
Don’t get me wrong! This is not a sob story. No, not at all! I am pretty proud of my life accomplishments. I have great hope for the future. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, dreams are not just for the young!
This purging though, feels… healthy! Feels right. Feels like I can travel light. It’s like I’m building a minimalist life. Less to maintain, less to care for but still adequate, appropriate and even creative.
Think I’ll run on and see what the end will be.