Dead plants. I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that all of you have dead plants you're holding on to.
My mother-in-law gave the hubs a Kindle Fire for Christmas... so he gave me his regular ol' Kindle... and since I'm a thrifty gal, I download about a million free Kindle books everyday. You've gotta love free. This month, there have been so many free books on decluttering, a topic about which I need to read.
My mother lives in clutter. I mean, I don't think she's thrown anything away in years... she's not a hoarder mind you. She keeps a tidy home but she doesn't get rid of much. Growing up in a cluttered home has made me paranoid that I'm going to head down the same path. These free books have been great to motivate me to declutter like a champ.
One of the free books talked about 'dead plants'. Of course, there are literal dead plants: the small plant that you got and intended to water and care for but for some reason, the leaves turned brown and you killed it. You just killed it. But we hold on to those plants. We believe that we can turn it around, if we only try hard enough. So we hold on to those dead plants, firm in the belief that if we give up on it, we have failed.
It's time to let the dead plant go.
And if we think about that same concept, we can find dead plants all over the place. My dead plants? Craft projects that went wonky. I know, you can hardly believe that I'm not totally perfect and that everything I do turns into sunshine and kittens.
You guys are so sweet.
I have trouble letting go of things. If that craft project didn't turn out well, I hold on to it, knowing in my heart that I can make it better, I just need inspiration, time, paint, glue, more chocolate. Can I just tell you that chocolate does not make everything better? I mean, we should still eat it... lets just not expect miracles.
So here's what I want to hear about from you: what are your 'dead plants'? I've been slowly but surely identifying my dead plants and letting them go. And it feels awesome.