The first week of SUMMER usually seems the sweetest. I love the idea of having the entire vacation time ahead of me just to ponder and plan out what I want to do. This last week was much needed. When I woke each morning I took a walk and listened… tried to clear my mind of all the junk that had crept in since I last de-cluttered the closet in my head. I am sure this seems strange to some people but I feel like all of the to-do lists, errands, don’t forgets, schedules and just life junk sometimes clutters my brain until the amount of space I have to bounce ideas off  is a shoe box instead of the walk-in space I need to create, sort,  and organize my thoughts.So, this past week I tried to purge the closet in my head.

This thought purging is not a simple thing for me to do.  At first it is hard to just BE, to pause and examine what is hanging on the rack of  mind. It  is easier to edit my mental wardrobe by shoving all the items that take more care or seem too showy to the back of the closet. I’ll just leave them there until next semester when there is more time and life is a calmer. During the school year when I am busy with students, my own children at home, and the hectic pace of the life, I tune out the voice in my head that says, “Stop, what do you really want to wear today, wouldn’t you like to try something different?”  I don’t have time to think or analyze or add new pieces. Life projects are ignored unless mandatory, blog posts are discarded, or put off, or deleted from the list. I realize must change this! Crazy takes over when I have no space.

Today, as I pack for a trip that I am so looking forward to I feel open to possibility, nervous about the adventure, glad to have the chance to go, but grateful for the space in the closet in my head. I do so love a purged closet. 🙂