Sunday, June 3, 2012
on de-cluttering the study.
Now that I know it is a process filled with grief and loss, I am less surprised by both my resistance and then the emotions that accompany it. Time to get rid of my care-worn and battered Dr Sears book. I have been a mother for 10 years. That shocks me. I do not need this book anymore. That shocks me, too. How can baby time be over? Over!?
Well it is, and holding onto the book won't change that and, really, I love my girls the ages they are and I love to sleep through the night so - carry on.
Also, once I informed her that I was going to go through everything, the mix tapes, the cds, the books from college and half-done writing from India and so much more; she reassured me that I could save some stuff for later. I didn't have to integrate everything at once. Just enough to keep moving.
I felt lighter after I got off the phone with her and later that week I cleared more than I had in months.