Let Go

You’ve got to make a conscious effort every day to shed the old — whatever “the old” means for you.  — Sarah Ban Breathnach

When I was in labor with my son, the only song I could listen to was “Let go” by Frou Frou. For hours it was… So, let go, let go jump in, oh well, what are you waiting for? It’s all right ‘cause there’s beauty in the breakdown so let go, let go…

My husband can’t listen to that song anymore because it was on repeat for so long. But today, as I see the leaves turning from green to yellow, “Let Go” comes to mind again. Now that it’s officially autumn, I’m reminded again of the importance of letting go. Soon it will be time for the branch to let go of the leaf. There’s nothing sentimental about it, it’s just time. I’m inspired by the turn of the season to shed what no longer serves me. 

In the home, this means going through all of our closets and re-organizing.   If you’re selling your home, let go of anxiety, fear, attachment. See your home as a gift that you’re giving to the next buyer. If your home has a feeling of neglect and disrepair, well seriously, what kind of gift is that? Make sure to present your home in the best possible condition so that potential buyers will want to make that immediate offer. 

Now about those closets… Let go of clutter. Perhaps it’s an old sweater you’re hanging on to and haven’t worn in years. It’s time to gently let go. Begin by going through your closet and dresser. Fall is the perfect time to give away the clunkers that don’t fit, don’t look good, or impulse buys you haven’t worn. Think about a complete closet renovation, or simply start with throwing out those wire hangers from the dry cleaners.  It’s now or never.

Ready, set…. let go.

A little closet inspiration to get you moving, courtesy of Houzz:


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  1. Pingback: Letting Go (The Redux) | jill vegas

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