Getting there can be quite the journey though. I had to come, in my head, to the place where if I lost EVERYTHING I would be ok.
And I did go there, and after experiencing the fear and then the sadness, I came out the other side and I was ok.
I was really ok. And then I started looking at my 'things' differently. Not really attached to them anymore. I appreciated them. I admired some, I like pretty things.....but I didn't NEED any of them to validate who I was, to tie myself to people I loved or experiences I have had.
I was a big step for me.
I am going to continue this into 2013.
And (deep breath) one of my resolutions for 2013 is to not buy anything. (caveat....groceries, toiletries and gas) ..I don't NEED anything. This is going to be an exercise to see if I have the self awareness to get to the emotional bottom of any spontaneous 'want' that may come up that is disguised as a 'need'.
So if any of you see me at the mall...give me a quick kick in the butt!