The Purge Continues!
Happy March, folks! I hope this month finds you well! Over here, The Purge continues. My husband and I bid adieu to some of our most cherished possessions: books and records. This process has been so interesting because it happened in layers. We parted with no-brainer items first, and while it wasn't fun, we were able to be more detached and pragmatic about it. As time passes, though, we've begun to dig deeper into letting go, thus increasing the intensity. This past weekend, we each sold or gave away things that meant something to us. Each item had sentimental value, and yet, we pushed ourselves to release it, pressing into the discomfort of separation. We found that this particular grouping represented a bygone era: our early days of marriage. Not too long ago, we were a couple of (barely!) twenty-somethings with the time to listen to records or sit down with a book any time we felt the urge. It was a beautiful, carefree time, but we don't need tangible proof because we lived it. Those precious memories are ours to keep, long after the stuff is gone.
Becoming parents naturally means our priorities—and our free time—have drastically changed. For example, just now, I had to stop writing in order to tend to a screaming child who'd thrown up in his bed (and the floor and himself and his toys and...). It was super gross, but you know what? I wouldn't change a thing about my current season of life, even on nights like this. The more I unload possessions, the more I learn about myself. I feel blessed and humbled to have the opportunity to become better than I used to be. What a priceless gift that is!
So, here's to a new month. My prayer for March—and beyond—is to continue to evolve into someone I can truly be proud of.
Y'all, I've had a daughter for 10 months now, but I still can't believe it. Love this girl with my whole heart, I tell ya!