24.3.14

strip it back


When life gets overwhelming, the obvious thing to do (apart from bury your head in the sand - something I'm an expert at!) is to strip everything back to basics; free yourself of the physical, mental and emotional clutter. These last few weeks I've been using my spare minutes to reclaim some space in my life. I've decided there's too much 'stuff' in my world taking up precious room that just shouldn't be here.

I'm not only talking about the physical things (I'm dropping 7 full garbage bags at my local Vinnies tomorrow) but more than anything, there's so much emotional baggage that I need to shed, too (if only it was as easy as dropping it at my closest donation bin!).

I've got a multi-leg journey to embark on; one that will see me face a few demons, introduce a few positive changes, and most importantly - embrace my imperfections.

I'm moving on up into the front seat... this is my life; I'm finally showing up and owning it!

 (okay, I'm done. You can start clapping now ;)

20 comments :

  1. i'm clapping loud! go girl! x

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  2. I hear you! Feeling pretty much the same over here. It's about time I live the life I want to live, and not fuss, worry and agonize about silly little things and people. Go for it Claire, only good things will come from it. Wishing you strength. xx

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  3. totally clapping! thanks for the kick up the butt! i have been clearing out my closet, the study, the kitchen... for the last 5 months - never really accomplishing much from each room. time to show up and own it (as you say!) xxx

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  4. Yay for you Claire! I'm excited for you and wish you so well.
    ..it's true, I was feeling overwhelmed recently and just started to get rid of stuff, all kinds of material things, it helps x

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  5. Go Claire!! I hear exactly what you're saying... keep telling myself that it has to be ME who makes the changes I want to live the life I want xx

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  6. I hear you Claire - with everything that's happened since Christmas I've been thinking about all this a lot. Nesting and getting ready for Baby's arrival has been great motivation for getting rid of the physical stuff that's cluttering life and I am looking forward to new and exciting challenges coming soon, both Baby and otherwise.

    You can do anything Claire xxx

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  7. exuberant applause for you over here in NY!

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  8. BRAVO!!!!! Go for it! Thanks for writing this. It has given me some food for thought.

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  9. Oh my goodness, this is exactly what I am doing right now! I couldn't believe it as I read this post how perfectly it summarizes my entire mentality right now, thank you for writing out the description of this time so well!

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  10. Decluttering the house is a regular thing. Decluttering the head something else altogether... x

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  11. Any Tips on decluttering the mind? Something I struggle with x

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    1. I'm hoping a therapist can give me these same answers! ;) I'm also signing up for the Brene Brown course... have you heard of her? She speaks so much sense!

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  12. Embracing perfections....that's it in a nutshell isn't it?! Bravo lovely lady xxx

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  13. I feel the same way lately...just wanting to roll everything out of our house and start living a simpler, less materialistic life. Good for you and the changes you're making.
    -Kari Ann

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  14. Sometimes you can bag up your emotions garbage, you just need to know what crap you want to get rid off

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  15. Hello Claire,
    I'm a long time secret admirer of your beautiful blog, but first time commenter! This post just really, really resonates with me right now... It's exactly like where I feel I am too. I think you are a wonderful, creative, honest and inspirational earth mama wonder woman! And I too really love Brene Brown, have you watched her TED talks before? Highly recommended! Thanks for all your effort Claire, your sharing brings so much beauty and resonance to the world and makes us all feel so much more connected :-)

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    1. Oh my goodness, what a beautiful comment! Thank you for saying hi and leaving your generous compliments, I appreciate it so much! :) Brene Brown is amazing, I have only just discovered her but yes I have been watching the TED talks... there have been tears!! x

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  16. my first time visiting (through a series of internet clicks). the vibration in the post is really resonating with me. as a momma and a healer, i am wishing you a smooth transition into the next phase of your life. be kind to yourself as healing oneself can be a taxing gift but so worth every bit of stretch. breathe, close your eyes, open your heart and let it go... sending thoughts your way.

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