Friday, September 10, 2010

Letting Go

This morning I came across Bindu Wiles's "Shed Project" - a challenge to get rid of all the extra stuff in your life... possessions, weight, unhealthy relationships, emotional baggage, etc... that do not serve you. Interesting that I come across this idea at this moment...In one week I am leaving Vancouver for an extended holiday of yoga, surfing, beach, sun and travel. I feel like in some ways I have quit my life here. When I come back I will get a chance to start fresh. Without all the stuff.

My apartment is empty and I am currently taking up some space in Troy's apartment... My desk at work is empty and I will soon be using a random computer for my last couple of days at CIBC... My agenda pages, ink usually jumping from them, are now white, as my plans for the next while are unknown.

I love the idea of getting rid of stuff... whether it be to make room for something new, or just to carry less. It is liberating, and cathartic, and terrifying all at once.
What can you shed from your life?


  1. These next few weeks will be a great opportunity for you to relax and take time to think about where you have been and what you want your future to look like. It's a bit like that unopened box of chocolates except you now have that opportunity to choose the next chocolate. I think though that the actual chocolate is a constant so, while life is all about change, moving on, taking a new path, the choices you have made and your life experiences thus far have shaped the person you are today. Have a great time and then come home.

  2. MD - I'd like to shed a few lbs, but I'd also like to shed the constant negativity that's flowing ALL through our office at work...

    I'm jealous of your upcoming adventure - it must be fabulous to be so liberated and FREE!