Keep the Magic, Lose the Clutter

I did it!  I have an empty drawer and it feels pretty good.  I had a neighbor once who was really into Nora Roberts books. She was always giving them to me to read so she would have somebody to talk to about them.  As romance novels go they weren’t too bad, some made me laugh out loud, and there was minimal mocking on my part.  A woman I work with really likes them too, so I packed up every book minus two trilogies and passed them on. Technically I have a drawer and a half, but I will probably take some of the smaller paperbacks off of my bookshelf and say goodbye to the extra half.  I also said goodbye to my Faerie magazines.  I did pull out images that can be used for art projects, but I really never look at them anymore.  It was a nice little trip down memory lane tonight as I went through each one page by page.  It was through that magazine I found Blackmore’s Night, their Ghost of a Rose cd is one of my all time favorites.  It’s definitely not the genre of music I normally listen to but I love it anyway.  The clothing by Gypsy Rose is another love of mine, I think it might be part of why I’m so drawn to altered couture. Now if only I could get over my fear of attempting to use my sewing machine again.  Clean and organize first and try and remember how to sew later.  I know if I try it now I will just get frustrated, and I make a hot mess when I create anything, so clean first, make mess later.  It’s funny how if you like a certain thing that well meaning family and friends will gift you to death with it.  Yes I like my fairies, but in my art and jewelry, and in something striking and unique, but please don’t knick knack me until I can’t stand it anymore.  All of my figurines are packed up and next time I come across them I will need to make a decision on whether they go or stay.  Well meaning gifts wrapped up in a box somewhere, it’s a crime.  Here’s an example of a great gift I never tire of, many years ago my mother gave me a pin that I still wear on my coat every winter.  It doesn’t matter if you are two or seventy, everyone has to touch it.  It’s a Kirk’s Folly fairy sword, it’s pretty and unique and full of sparkly extras. Every time I look at it I smile. Now that was an awesome gift that I will cherish always.  Maybe I should use that pin as a standard on what I keep and what has to go.

About dragonflyzia

I am just a woman finally accepting that I was never meant to be in the box. I don't fit into any stereotypes, please don't try and label me, that doesn't work either. I am embracing my uniqueness in ways that are new and challenging to me, so that I may continue to grow and never stop learning.
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2 Responses to Keep the Magic, Lose the Clutter

  1. 1 Year Recovery says:

    Good on you! I tried to clear the clutter in my closet and failed. I got rid of a ton of stuff, yes, but it’s not as clear as it could be. It’s a little overwhelming to go through it, but i know that there will be immense satisfaction when I’m done!

  2. In one of the Happiness books her mother told her wear everything in your closet, not the same things over and over again. I tend to do that, so I followed that advice and it became so much easier to get rid of stuff. You just have to find what works for you and you can do it!

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