Last night, as I stood there looking at it on my porch, I was a bit nostalgic and started having second thoughts about keeping it. I have always loved the look of trees with twinkle/fairy lights and was very excited when I got one for free. However, after having it for 5+ years, it was time to kick it to the curb. It was also broken, because I tried bending the branches too far and it broke off.
Once my son carried it outside with the rest of the trash, I felt 20 pounds lighter, and I remembered how wonderful it feels when you make that final decision and release something you no longer love.
And again I thought, "Why am I not doing this more often?"
I also put the following items in a bag for charity:
- the cd player/radio
- a wooden and glass candle lantern (not one of the two pictured; a different one and for crying out loud, why did I need three?)
- a couple of books
- two old Nerf guns that have not been touched in a year
- a pair of roller blades
- two baseball hats
- a candle holder
I am making progress. As soon as I clear off one whole side, I will post a photo. Right now, the lack of the fake tree has already brightened the place up and made it look less cluttered. I wish I didn't have to work at my real job today so I could get back to it.