Originally Posted by Greek Dog
Moving Forward - I love your questions. They are more penetrating for me that they first appeared. I don't know my own answers readily. Thanks for asking.
These are questions I am working on myself right now too. I am taking action by looking in boxes packed with Christmas decorations from the past. I do not feel like doing it. It brings up memories. I do not want to toss the boxes because I know there are some good things in there. There are some broken trash things in there too, but overall there are shiny and pretty decorations I can incorporate in to my current stuff.
Most of the stuff is from deceased family and hasn't been sifted through in years. I feel pressured to preserve their history and tradition by keeping their holiday relics and incorporating it in my life. I don't want to be bogged down with a lot of Christmas crap jammed in boxes the rest of the year.
I am confronting disorder and will organize and value what I keep and I will discard the junk.
It is so reflective of what I am doing inside.
RonSouth has great things to say. I encourage you GreekDog to push past your pain.