No regrets, no looking back.
In the areas where we've worked this week, there is nothing left except those few things I could strongly justify keeping. What I've saved for pure sentimental value is boxed up properly. My storage areas are 3/4 empty.
And we're still not done.
As for the rest of the stuff that was cluttering up my house and constantly draining my energy?
I'm sitting here in my garage staring at it, hoping that people will give me money for it. Half of my driveway is covered.
And right behind me is the trash. Bags and bags and bags of it.
Part of what makes this process so brutal - and it really has been brutal - isn't so much parting with the stuff. It's stuff I wasn't using, wasn't missing, and in many cases didn't even know I had. It's dealing with the fact that I ever let it get to this point in the first place.
Ditto for the other things, people, thoughts and behaviors that distract me from the important things in my life, drain my tank, cause more hurt than happiness, lead to more frustration than enjoyment.
I'm purging it all. And this time, I'm being brutal about it.
Remembering how lovely my garden looked once I had yanked all the weeds.