Tuesday, July 12, 2011
The Purge Monster is Back...Sort of
There is no extra closet space because the closets are all full of their 'stuff'--ok, some of it IS my stuff but not that much. Besides, I LIVE here so my stuff is SUPPOSED to be in the closets and anywhere else that I so choose to put it. Right?
Some of you might recall the Great Purge of 2010 when I had grand ideas as to what to do with all this 'stuff.' Which turned into me not being able to part with about 3/4s of the memories that accompanied said 'stuff.'
The tide has turned now, my friends. I am no longer concerned with the memories. What does concern me--it's practically consuming me at this point- is my desire to simplify my life. And, in order to simplify my life, the 'stuff' has got to be organized and dealt with. It's time for another purge.
Sure, part of this whole simplifymylife idea is that I want to redecorate a couple of rooms. But I want simplicity as well. I want only the things that NEED to be kept to stay here. All the EXTRAS have lost their appeal. Then I want what is retained to be put away in the proper places---nice and orderly.
I would also like to purge the people who bother me from my life. The bad neighbors who live on one side of us---the drunks--remember them? They're the ones who get drunk and yell obscenities at one another all weekend long so that no one else on the street can enjoy a weekend in their own backyards? And then there are the family members on one side of the family who suck the life right out of their brother leaving nothing for the rest of us...EVER. Purge, purge, purge.
And then there's all this excess weight of my own that needs to be purged from my life. On this front, at least, progress is being made. I've joined the Slimmer this Summer Challenge and tackled it head on for some rather impressive results (if I do say so myself). The whole process seems easier this time- even with the frustration that creeps up behind me every so often.
The determination does not seem to be lacking anymore so I have no idea what's holding me back. Nevertheless, watch out 'stuff' of the lovelies! Watch out badstupiddrunk neighbors! Watch out certainidiotfamilymembersofyouknowwho! I'm coming for y'all next.
Just as soon as I finish all those episodes of LOST that Breezy and BestSonInLawEVER got me hooked on.
But then-- I'm coming!