Time To Let Go

When is clutter not clutter? I have a tendency to hold onto things, with the rationale that I may need them at a later date, Sometimes “just because”, and sometimes because they are things that I have worked on in the past, including articles and stories. I have a tendency to store things electronically, rather than on paper, because it takes up less room.

I go back a long ways – practicaly to the beginning of time! I remember floppy disks (those HUGE disks), and the smaller hard disks that followed them. And therein lies my problem – I have a good number of these hard disks (I recently moved them from the closet in my guest bedroom to my office, so that I could go through them), and am having a hard time just tossing them.

Are they doing me any good? Do I really need them? I haven’t accessed them in years, so no, I don’t really use them, or need them. Is there some reason that I might need to refer to them inthe future? Let’s look at some of the contents: my old “Gateway To Tarot” newsletter, going back to 2002; my content from the Meta Arts Internet site, from 2007 (the site is no longer up); reviews that I wrote as far back as 2005 (I have several of these disks); miscellaneous writing; interviews; information from 2007 on the ABTC (American Board For Tarot Certification, of which I was a board member), and more.

My conclusion: I don’t need any of this. This is my past, and I have moved on. A few years from now I am sure that I will be doing this “release” again. This time it will be a release of thumb drives and copies of magazines that I have been published in. Times change, but the thought is the same – do not weigh ourselves down with the past.

What are you holding onto, and why? Is it time to let it go?

(c) May 2021 Bonnie Cehovet

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