Day 35: The Jean Jacket

This is one of my most prized possession. This jean jacket, which I owned for 25 years, has seen me fat and thin, broke and with money. It was in perfect condition and last week, I let it go.

Why, do you ask, did I let go of something that I prized so high?  Because it was time.  One of the things I’ve noticed since my parents got sick and I moved them in with me, is that they held on to things that would make no sense to anyone but them.  I don’t want my daughter to have to figure out what to do with my stuff.  Little by little, I will let all of it go.

It so happens that the store The Limited is recycling old denim for a good cause. Since my daughter works there, I killed two birds with one stone.  We took old jeans to the store and now they can use it to recycle and create other things.

I would rather send all my things to worthy causes than keep them here.  Yes, I do miss the jacket.  A part of me always will.  It is time to let go of many of my possessions.  My books, I keep, but the jeans can go and so can most of my clothes.

I don’t work outside the home anymore and I am hoping that when I go back to meeting people and involving myself in a career, it is in my own terms and I can wear whatever I want.  It is time.

What are you doing with your old clothes?  It is time to let them go and give them new life.  Let me know about your old clothes in the comments below.