Cleaning To Find Me

I get it.  Today I did something I have talked about and dreamt about.  I cleaned my closet.  Yes you might think that it is not a big deal, but for me it was! 

I have spent a lot of time thinking about the closet and what it means to me.  The closet contains who I am going to be each day. When I go to my closet each morning I am choosing who I want to be that day.  Is it the black pants with the black sweater and the brightly colored top that is covered by my black sweater?  Am I that invisible person who doesn't want to be noticed or am I going to be a little adventuresome and wear blue and be noticed?  Well I did it...I got rid of the clothes that didn't speak to me of my true self.  I threw out my plethora of black pants, suit jackets, hoodies, and anything that I looked at and said this is not who I want to be.

Intentions sent out through our words, our actions and our thoughts happen.  For me, my intention is to be the joyfilled person. But one look in my old closet told me otherwise.  Today I am wearing a bright orange top that I found at the bottom of one of the drawers along with my rolled up capri jeans.  I look great because I feel great.  

What an experience! I got rid of not only old clothes that I didn't wear, I got rid of old feelings, old judgements (what do you mean I can't wear this color??, I think this makes me look awful!) and old friends! My closet (read metaphor for life) is brighter, less cluttered and contains what I want.  Onward I say!

3 comments

Karen

Great blog. I already did my closet but now thinking I should go back and do it with a different mind set. I love it! I bet you feel great.

Karen
Ashly

You continue to be an inspiration to me! Love your blog ? I love the coraltion between your mindset and the way your closet looks. It’s true and I think I need some help when I get home. P.s I think you should write a book

Ashly
Heather

What a great blog and motivation for me to take that mindset to my closet and do the same. My fear of going back to the “person I once was” is why I have the “heavy” clothes tucked in the back so if I slip, I don’t need to replace them is not the person I want to be, is it? Bye bye “heavy cloths” Hello new little items….

Heather

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