What began as a standard organizational sweep of our cluttered bedroom quickly turned into an overdue and slightly emotional purge. I hold onto things for thinner days and fatter days; richer days and poorer days; rainy days. I let go of beautiful and well crafted items that just weren't me anymore. I let go of clothes that I loved in high school. I let go of clothing that I bought in hopes I would one day fit into again. I am not letting go of the goal of losing weight or someday being brave enough to wear that skirt and bare theselegs. But in this moment I am drowning in stuff and the guilt of broken promises to myself. Rather than feeling motivated, it was all making me feel worse about myself. If I came across an item that was especially difficult to release, I reminded myself that by holding onto these items I was indirectly saying that there is a lack of abundance in this world and in my life.
I release these beloved items out into the world so that others may give them good homes. Abundance is about letting go and enjoying the flow. I am creating space for the things that I really want and letting go of the items that weigh me down.
And so, to celebrate the abundant shelf space and the empty floor in our tiny closet I hung these festive paper lanterns above our bed.