The elimination round and letting go…

I have been doing a lot of thinking about releasing the things that I have held on to — and perhaps for too long. Some of this feeling has something to do with reevaluating things as I pack up for a move to another apartment. I have this ring I got from an old flame a few years back. I know I loved him dearly but am happy that I was able to move on — well, kind of. Because I’ve been holding on to this tiny diamond ring I must not have officially moved on. I toyed with the idea of selling it a few times and went to some pawn shops — ultimately deciding that I just couldn’t toss the sentiment away on a nominal gain.

I’ve since reconsidered. The same goes for this old Vermont teddy bear he gave me that I know a little girl will appreciate more. This is all part of growing. The elimination round of typical reality shows has some validity to real life—there will always be things/people that you will eliminate from your life or will be eliminated for you. This is all part of growing too, only sometimes it is a harder lesson. 

Collectively letting go and the process of elimination makes you stronger and reevaluate yourself — or situations in your life. They are not always pleasant but they are always part of you. 

I will be making that trip back to the pawn shop today.

3 responses to this post.

  1. Janus

    I so enjoy reading your thoughts and insights. Growth, isn’t that what comes with age and maturity. Revelation! God I love it.

    I love the little light bulbs that pop above our heads and we get it…. AHHHH… YEAH…..

    and we clutter our lives with so much garbage thinking it means something. It really doesn’t because in the end all the matter is that YOU know and that YOU get it.

    Know what I mean?

    Its like meeting a celebrity – most people ask for an autograph. Ive never understood that. that. Why does someone an autograph? To hang in a prominent spot in the living room for all to see?

    I dont think so. Its for fear no one will beleive I ran into, met or had a conversation with so and so….


    You have a nice memory (while it lasted) of someone. That ring doesnt prove anything,… DOES IT?


  2. Posted by meliluvsu on Monday, August 13, 2007 at 7:03 pm

    You’ve made me want to go through my jewlrey box and throw away lots of trinkets….


  3. Posted by janusgate on Tuesday, August 14, 2007 at 9:17 am

    Thanks for reading and also the compliments, Chris. I find that blogging is therapy!
    And you are right, that ring doesn’t prove jack!

    And Meli, believe me…it is so freeing. And you may even get some gas money afterward!!


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