Old Nostalgia. For the last couple of months an inert energy has been telling me to give up old ways. Old ways in the form of thoughts, items, communication… you name it!
I have given up quite a bit of my old ways in the last couple of months and am still doing so to this day. Like giving up:
- standard ways of approaching my relationships; friends and family. Like my marriage, instead of looking at things with an end in mind (my stubborn nature)… approach it with “what is the alternative solution?”. It’s amazing because this is actually working better for me and my relationship.
- decluttering old books, clothes, and odd items
- ways I parent (if it didn’t work before, why will it work now?) I recently read a saying, regarding parenting, that really had an impact on me, “if you aren’t going to do what you say, then don’t say it”. I am notorious for not holding up to my word. It’s time to change that because it is not working for me
- I let go of programs that were costing me lots of money but did not have an end in site
- struggling with finances. I now say, “what do I need to do to make that money I need?”. Right now, I am selling my clutter. Who knew I would make $20 for purses that was in my ‘go to thrift store’ bag.
Well this one is near and dear to my heart, because this is childhood memories and was a present from a near and dear friend. Anyhow, I have not worn them for a long time now. It’s time for them to find a new home. They are my Doc Martens.
Up for sale they are!
These represent my punk rock & gothic moments growing up during the prime time of my life. They have weathered concerts like Dead Can Dance, the Cure, Front 242, Siouxsie and the Banshees, David Bowie and Duran Duran. They have danced at punk rock concert’s in San Francisco. Marched at May Day parades and hiked Haight & Ashbury.
They represent me and my youth. And now I am letting to. Nostalgia.
With a bit of remembered past, what memorable trinkets or times are near and dear to your heart?