We get one life – just ONE life. As I started sharing my truth with a core group, including finally telling my family, I received the most beautiful email from someone I have looked up to since I was 19 years old.
She said to me:
“being able to make so many changes, to take control of your life, and to have the courage to initiate change. Those are true markers of living an examined life…and you know they say, an unexamined life is not worth living.”
As I purged my closet on Sunday, Easter no less, and started the daunting task of purging the stuff in the garage, I faced with a myriad of emotions – strong tidal wave emotions, not the sissy stuff.
I determined that about 4 hours of examining the last 16 years of my life is just about all I can handle in one day. The work today is done, tomorrow I will start anew.
I am keeping a sense of the KonMari method in my head as I make some quick decisions about if something still matters to me. If I do not care if I see it tomorrow, check ya later.
The sense of letting go is extraordinarily powerful. Also, the sense of examining my life in such a mundane way as evaluating the things I have collected is a pretty amazing release.
Today was one of the screaming high-pitched, cathartic crying kinda days. I saw it coming yesterday. I think the next bit will be filled with those moments.
It’s a big deal, change that is.