The past couple of weeks have been an emotional roller coaster for me. Mostly in that I still feel 'stuck' in life and how badly I wanted to move out. I found it rather odd that I still feel 'stuck' even after taking the risk and getting a new job and I'm wondering if it's because I want a completely new environment in a new city (possibly in another state), where I really could have a 'new beginning'.
When I start feeling this way, I tend to go through my things and purge stuff out. The last time, I went through my bath, makeup, and nail polish collection and cleaned out anything old or gave away things that weren't getting enough love. This time around, it's clothes and accessories. I thought it was appropriate to tackle this section since I've been needing to update my wardrobe - not only do I need more clothes for work (I think I've been coordinating looks with the same 10 pieces), but I really want to start dressing up on my days off instead of just throwing on some pants and a shirt.
However, if I want to make room for new stuff, I need to get rid of some things I already have. Even though I find going through and choosing stuff to donate or throw away rather therapeutic, I tend to drag it out and hold off on doing it. I'm very guilty of connecting 'things' with memories and feel reluctant to part with it (or feeling guilty if it was a gift). It's something I really need to work, because it really is just stuff that (for the most part) is easily replaced and there are more important things in life than owning as much as you can.