For as long as I could remember, I have kept everything in my wardrobe associated with my mother. I always have had some anxiety-ridden fear that if I part with anything my mother gave me, she would disappear, or something horrible would happen. It was only recently when I did a serious survey of my closet that I realized that this pipe dream nightmare was irrational and her cast-offs had begun to affect me negatively, becoming emotional baggage that has manifested into physical baggage. I told myself that I could keep a few special pieces from her, things that she wore when she was younger and cherished, but I could toss the I like dogs and hummingbirds and maybe 3 people shirt moreover I love this ratty J.Crew top that she bought at a consignment store last year.
I like dogs and hummingbirds and maybe 3 people shirt, hoodie, tank top, sweater and long sleeve t-shirt
When we want to keep pieces from our wardrobe, we often veer toward a “what if” scenario, convincing ourselves that we will one day wear the I like dogs and hummingbirds and maybe 3 people shirt moreover I love this garment in question. For example: “Well, what if I go to this animal-themed party and I could wear this wild pair of Roberto Cavalli zebra-striped pants?” There will be no animal-themed party! If you can’t remember the last time you wore something, there is no foreseeable future for it.