Monday, March 22, 2010

Did You Do Something Different With Your Hair?

How do you like my new look? I felt like I needed a change so I did some "shopping" and discovered this little number. I've always liked purple and orange together! I'm a little worried about the font size....let me know if it's too small.

Spring has always been a time of change and renewal for me. I find I let myself grow stagnant over the winter and by the time spring gets here I'm ready to (literally and figuratively) throw open the windows and let the fresh air in. Spring is the time when I take stock and purge that which I don't need, eliminating some physical and psychological clutter.

As much as part of me enjoys this process, there's also a part of me that is anxious about letting go of "stuff." I often find myself putting way too much energy into debating the merits of keeping or tossing something which evokes a happy memory. I'm not a hoarder (although you wouldn't know it by looking at my bedroom) but I do like to collect stuff. The funny thing is, I'm really not all that attached to it. There are a few things I'd be upset about if I lost them--my flute, some jewelry, some photographs--but if everything I owned went up in flames tomorrow I'd be okay with it. It is, after all, just stuff.

At least, that's what I tell myself every spring when go through the ritual of "keep vs toss" and attempt to tame the clutter.

6 comments:

Mindy said...

Loving the bright colours.. big enough for me to read.. but I do have a monster monitor.

And I want to see pics of the purged room... for proof that you did it. ;)

Logical Libby said...

Oh! You got new glasses? And it looks like your borders lost weight! Very becoming...

kendall said...

Why thanks for noticing, Libby! ;)

psychsarah said...

Looking good-the orange and purple really brightened up my morning!

I hear ya about the stuff. Fpr instance, I think inertia is all that is keeping me from dumping stats notes from grad school...if they all burned up tomorrow I'd be quite happy! Good luck with your purging. I think I may undertake some of that in the next week or so too-you've inspired me!

Linda said...

What's a captcha? Madam out-of-touch, here....:)

One Girl in All The World said...

I love the new background! I need to look for one for me too. Actually I need to just update the damn thing, don't I? *sigh*
I'm sorry to hear about your turtle though. I see your point about captivity and it's something I've often thought of myself. I think once I no longer have a bird (however far off in the future that might be) I might not get another, for the same reason.

You should come to my Spring Swap this year to dispose of items you don't want! *grin* It's always way fun.