It's been a while since my last post. The past several months have been rather hectic, and sadly, my quest for an empty space went a bit off-track. I have not reverted to my cluttered state, though. I still manage to pick up the things that lie about and put them in their proper places or throw them out. However, I have not had the time to sort through my belongings for another purging session. I also think I will be busy with the holidays, and the incoming presents are going to be a mini-challenge. And so I come to yet another dilemma: what to do with the gifts that I have no intentions of keeping. My mind tells me to give them to charity or to someone who will have better use for them or who will better appreciate them. And then the sentimental girl in me thinks twice. Presents from people who are very dear to me are harder to let go of. I think about the hard-earned money they used to get me a present and the time they took to do so. Although I have given away many, I did so with a heavy heart. I do realize that it's only in that very moment that you make that critical decision that it hurts. But once the item is gone, you don't even miss it. Being in that moment, however, is the hardest to bear. I must find the courage to finally make it.
In my last few posts, I joined a challenge to get rid of 366 items, and obviously stopped at nowhere near 366. I got busy. It's no excuse, but it did divert my focus. I may have to reset some of my targets. That December goal of having no things on the floor, I believe, is still doable, but I will need to work on it double time. With the holidays coming up, I'm not so sure if I will achieve it by December 31st. But........it's worth a try.