I first moved out of a 2400 sq ft. family home to a tiny little duplex and then packed up about six weeks later to move again. And let me tell you, I have collected a lot of crap over the years. When you move in to such a small place you learn that you have to let go of some things. So "letting go" is one of my resolutions for this year; physically, mentally and emotionally. You start to realize all these things, they are just stuff! Do I really need to continue to hold on to all this stuff.
Maybe these minimalist people have it all figured out. I dunno I like my stuff, but some of it has to go. It's kinda like the baggage you carry from a past relationship which I am also learning to let go of.
So physically I have to let go of the random junk I have held onto and impulsively bought over the years. I think that may be be the easy part. I need to make a strict rule if I haven't used it/worn it in 3 months, get rid of it! Well of course there maybe exceptions like if its out of season but so killer I know I will wear it again next year. Truth is though I probably won't. Clothes are the hardest for me. I really like clothes and fabrics. So even if I am convinced I will never wear it again or it will never fit again... I then convince myself I will use the fabric and make something with it. Well I probably won't... or probably won't for a really long time. I will carry it from one home to the next, from one storage bin to the next, etc. Until I finally declare I am a clothes hoarder!!! There I said it. But I can put together some great outfits! Or so I am told, I am not so arrogant.
So what else can "letting go" mean? Letting go of some good memories or times, because when you face the truth there was just too much bad. And I suppose it works the opposite way too. I spent the last several years... wow, enough to call it "several"... holding on to the hope that everything would just work it self out one day.
Yes I had some good times, few pictures to prove it. But all and all I was just holding my breath waiting for it to change. So not to delve to much into to that for now.
Letting Go, Starting Fresh! Hey that just means I get to go shopping, right!