When I decided that being an adult required that I change my wardrobe the first thing I did was get all my tennis shoes and bring them to the school I was working at and give them away to the students. I had Forces and Dunks in every color. I remember skipping school and going over North to Friedman’s on occasion. Packing those shoes up and giving them away was hard but knowing some of the youth I worked with needs tennis shoes made the pain lessen.
Now my heels, my babies, before I had my daughter I was buying…actually that little small obsession is not something that I want to discuss, plus I’ve moved past that. When I first moved from MN to GA I packed every single shoe, even the ones I hadn’t worn in years. Why? I was still attached. Now that I am planning on leaving the country it doesn’t make sense for me to put my shoes in storage, especially since I probably still won’t wear them. If I can leave all of my comforts and rid myself of all these material possessions aren’t I still holding on if I keep some in storage? The answer to that is ‘yes’ so I’ve started posting my shoes on Ebay along with some other ‘needs-to-go’ items. Every weekend I’ve been dropping clothes of at Plato’s Closet and Goodwill and each week it gets easier.
The only things I will be keeping are my personal mementos, artwork, and books. I can let go of my shoes but I can’t let go of my books and those were just a select few that I kept because I donated over 200 to the women’s federal prison.