In the wake of so much death and tragedy in my life the last few months, I have begun to re-evaluate many aspects of my life. In the words of a previous employer, I’m “leaning” my life of things that don’t “add value”.
I have realized that I have way too much “clutter” in my life. From having 75+ purses and 50+ wallets…to having 7 purses and 13 wallets. I am even selling my entire Vera Bradley purse collection. When I totalled up the amount of money I have spent (maybe $20 here or $65 there) I was appalled. So I’m in the progress of “leaning” my purse collection.
Another way I have begun to “lean” my life is by cutting my hair. Since I was about 15 years old, I have been so very vain about my hair. Be it short or long, permed or straight, brown or red or grey…I am obsessed about my hair. I remember one the last times I saw Tera (my friend who recently died at 34 from ovarian cancer)…she was wearing a wig and she had gotten hot and she went and put on a bandana and I was again stunned by her strength and grace. I have found that not having hair to worry about (do I put it in a pony tail, do I curl the bangs, do I grow the bangs out, etc) has freed me so that I don’t dwell on my hair.
In the end…when my time comes…will it matter that I had Vera Bradley purses? will it matter how I wore my hair? NO. The only thing that will matter is how I treated people. Life is simply too short to hold grudges, live with anger, or be surrounded by negative people. Life is short.