The purge continues as I am working on doing a second purge of all of our belongings in preparation to live a nomad life both in an RV and hiking long trails.
I am not only purging our physical items but also our digital life. Seriously that is something everyone should be doing once a year anyway.
The Emotional Struggle
As I finish up the second round of purging our clothes, I realize that I keep skipping my ball gowns. My T-Shirts were easy to part with, I simply made the sentimental ones into quilts. Side note, Project Repat does amazing T-Shirt quilts. We’ve had 6 quilts made so far, all different sizes!!!!! I really should do a review on them. Another side note: we refuse to buy any more T-shirts from our travels from now on lol.
Anyway, back to the ballgowns, these were all from the 20 years of being a Military Wife and going to Military balls. I still have the very first ball gown I ever wore (with my ex-husband) as well as the very last one and most of the ones in between. Why am I having such a hard time parting with these?!?!?! I am 70 pounds heavier than when I wore my first one and the likely hood that I will ever be able to fit into that again is 0%.
Here are some, for your viewing pleasure lol.
But, here I am, trying to rationalize why I should keep it along with 6 other ones that I can’t seem to part with. I will say that I have already parted with three, so we are making progress, but not enough progress lol.
Ready to be Done
I keep getting anxious as I make my way through all this stuff for a second round. It’s making me anxious just wanting to be done already. But, I am also thankful that we are starting this now, with 20 months left to go, instead of waiting last minute.
I couldn’t imagine the stress I would be under if I was doing all this crap last minute!
Anyway, that is all for now. Happy hiking!
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