Yesterday, I spent my night going through each item I own and deciding if it brings me joy or not. From there, I decided whether to toss, donate or, keep everything.
It was truly a form of soul searching to decide if I really need all the physical evidence of the memories I have!
It was both heart wrenching and empowering to admit that something I am so fond of may have already completed its purpose in my life. It was a true test of my transformation to be able to thank an item for a "job well done" in my life and let it go.
Walk away lesson: #1 HOLY CRAP, I am a pack rat!!!!!!!!!
On a serious note, I am at 100% choice about my environment and life. In this mindset, there is little/no room to be a victim of my circumstances. I am the creator. I have the say so....and trust me, spirit was present with a hand on my shoulder. She was encouraging me the whole time. She kept reminding me of the woman I am becoming.
About a year after college, I tucked away a box and a bag full of Puma gear that I insisted I would make a quilt out of one day.
SIX YEARS later, I have not done a single thing to make that quilt or have it made for me. Cracking open that bag brought tears to my eyes and joy to my heart. What a wonderful rush of flashback.
This was and is one of my all-time favorite Puma sweatshirts. It reminds me of college Abby who wore it with such ease, confidence, and pride.
This one is a keeper.
It brings me nothing but joy!
I am beyond grateful for the memories that I have, but I am realizing that they belong in my heart and mind and not in my closet or on bookshelves.
I'm so grateful for every experience in life.
Good or bad, it's been a blessing.
Good or bad, it's made me who exactly who I am.
I will always be grateful to be a Puma.
It's pretty interesting and ironic that the physical memory of that college campus is now facing it's own dissipation. It's something that belongs in our hearts and minds forever and it has made us all who we are. My hope is that the powers that be find a way to regenerate it's integrity as an institution so that it may create more Pumas and many many more memories.
I Am Too Proud to be a Puma and I will always be a proud woman!
I highly recommend the act of tidying.
It's truly an act of cleansing.
It is making room for all that is possible.
It creates clarity, energy, and assurance that there is more to life and there is no limits to what can be.
Guys, live the life you love by creating it and have a laugh while doing it.