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Spring Cleaning

June 12, 2009

My parents held their quasi-annual garage sale today. Every year, around this time, my mom, dad, the Peterson boys and their wives clean out their garages, closets and store-rooms – do a bit of self reflection – and decide what stays and what goes. Oh, and of course, what will fetch a price.

Everyone involved made almost $300 and I may have found a buyer for my old car. Sadly, I did not find or make the time to clean out my closets and add my superfluous possessions to the pile. I need to get rid of some things and simplify my life. Too much stuff makes too much of a mess.

And I don’t just mean physical possessions.

I may actually have too many activities, too many friends clamoring for my social attention and too much emotional baggage to actually be good at life. I definitely have too much work. I should probably go through old e-mails and letters and just chuck them – or do with them what I have been saving them for.

I think it is time to release a lot of things. I’m just not sure how. Maybe I should get rid of my skinny jeans. Maybe I should get rid of some hooker heels. Cut some ties and just let some other things go.

Alright, I’m ready. Now I just need to find the time and energy to do it. Oh, sigh.

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