Saturday, January 1, 2011

Day 1 - Downsize

I'm no stranger to downsizing my closets and making sure any ill-fitting or unworn items go to good use by others, however, I've had a problem as of late letting go of a few items. Okay, so it's more then a few items. I've literally been afraid of letting go of clothing that I've some how let define me. To me, these items define a period when I was four sizes smaller, and seemingly the happiest I've ever been. I've let myself believe that if these items disappear so does all hope of reclaiming that past glory, happiness and of course, pant size. I've allowed denim and polyester blends to clutter my closet and dresser for over 2.5 years out of fear of losing something. A something that doesn't come in a pant size, and a something that I've realized was never able to be really lost. Me. As I now stare at a successfully exorcised closet, I face a new adventure to re-fill it and in doing so, free myself to create new memories that aren't defined by the size of what's contained within it.