Thoughts about decluttering:
I don’t want to carry clutter with me. I want to make a fresh start, with spaces for newness of life to come in.
If I work a little bit every day, the project will be done thoughtfully and thoroughly. I have already begun by clearing some drawers and shelves. I have found bags and boxes to donate, bags and boxes to throw away, and will find the bags and boxes meant to be kept.
There is healing in the clearing. Even when there is pain, there is healing. This process won’t always be easy, but it won’t always be difficult, either.
One room at a time. One closet at a time. One drawer at a time.
I will touch all of it, and all of it will touch me.
I will be my own helper, my own cheerleader, and my own deepest friend and companion on this journey. And throughout the process, I will make room for my Future and for my Future Self.