Cleaning Out the Closet

If there is a chore I don’t like, it is cleaning out the closet!

You first pull everything out, this doesn’t fit, this has holes in it? Why did I keep that? Boxes, bags, clothes, shoes, junk! Overwhelming. Likely why I procrastinate on this chore.

I have always went by the rule if I haven’t worn it or used it in six months it’s time to get rid of it.

So years of crap get tossed in the closet, you start cleaning and it has a six month time limit. Oh the mess has to get worse before it gets better.

Then you start sifting through and sorting. Donations? Keep? Throw out? It can be a timely, messy process.

I’ve shared in previous blogs that I have started counseling. And the comparison to the closet cleaning came to mind. I’m going through my past experiences and emotions and cleaning out the closet. It’s messy, lots to sort out and baggage to get rid of. And if I want my mind right, my relationships right, I have to go through this process.

Once you have completed the sorting and pitching, you start to assemble the closet, neatly hanging and placing items. You stand back and look at the newly organized closet, full of order, colors grouped together, everything has its place. Ahhh success, a sense of accomplishment. That wasn’t so bad, why did I put it off for so long?

The same with self work. I put it off for years. Why? It was overwhelming and I was functioning. At least that’s what I thought.

The truth is, I wasn’t functioning to my best potential and in reflection I’m questioning a lot of my decisions. Past and present.

That closet full of crap was spilling out onto the floor so to speak. Spilling into my relationships, my studies, my work. Could I have been a better daughter, sister, mother, wife or friend? I sure could have! And I’m working on it every single day.

We all have skeletons in our closet. Things from our past we hold onto. Some may have a bigger mess than others to clean up. It may take one person more time than another.

Today’s blog is to encourage you, to clean out the closet, don’t procrastinate. It may get worse before it gets better and that’s ok!

Eventually, you will get to look at that closet and feel a sense of pride and accomplishment.

Be gentle with those around you, they may be cleaning out their closet too.

As always, thanks for reading. Please like, comment and share my blog. I’m not a professional. Just a mom.

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