The open-window time is, itself, a brief window of time, coming after the worst of the pollen has passed, and before the heat arrives. Open-window time makes me want to air out other parts of my life.
Which is how I found a “fantasy self.”
I began with some simple cleaning in my kitchen –I shined the stainless steel range hood and made the glass-fronted cabinets sparkle. Those results motivated me to tackle my bathroom drawers. It was relatively easy because I did a thorough clutter-bust on the bathroom a year ago. Still, it was interesting to remove everything and find the items I decided to keep a year ago — and haven’t touched since. Why did I keep things like this?
But I know why. Those items are part of my “fantasy self.” Do you have one of those? I have many fantasy selves. Apparently one of my fantasy selves wears eyeliner. I discovered 3 unused types of eyeliner in my drawer. Will I embrace that particular fantasy self or relinquish her? These are the questions that uncluttering leads to.