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January 4, 2015

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Update on “get rid of it” project!

by Alex - Project Lady

As you remember, the project was as follows and here are latest updates: 

GET RID OF IT PROJECT: Giving up, giving away, letting go of unuseful stuff from my life:

  • Giving up on the activities I used to like but I really do not have energy/time/motivation to do anymore. Once I love them, now I do not have time to love them. So, I will just stop setting goals and failing about them 🙂 Relieved already.

I’m giving up on being a Tango Argentina performer

I was a really good on-stage dancer focused only on ”Tango Argentina”. I learned but never performed any Latina or other ballroom dances on stage. However, I fell in love with the Tango passion 🙂 Well, that was 15 years ago. I always missed dancing on stage and my firends endlessly tried to convince me to go back on stage every year but something was off. I wanted to dance but the work, school, career and jealous boyfriends made me leave it behind. I felt that it was not my choice but other factors that kept me from stage. However, now I realize that, if I wanted it that much I would have find some time for the past 3 years as I did not even have a boyfriend to be jealous 🙂 So, I leave you behind Tango Argentina, with my own choice now, with good memories of aching feet, endless hours of rehearsals, strong friendships and stormy applause I heard after my stage performances. I will not sigh any more about you. So long…

I’m giving up on expecting too much from myself

I lowered some of my expectations about my projects and postponed some deadlines today. I don’t want to hate this project I want to love it through the journey. Here are my updates about less expectations.

  • Giving away the clothes I haven’t worn for more than a year, and the things that are not useful to me any more. They make a crowded feeling around me. So better get rid of them 🙂

I nearly made 8 big packs of clothes to be given away. I will send them to my mother and she will take care of the give-away part. I also found a chance to clean and organize my closet during the evaluation 🙂 I also got rid of some of the things which seem useless for me including furniture, kitchen utensils etc.

  • Letting go of the people who drain my energy, who I do not contact anymore, clearing phonebook & facebook “so called” friends.

I haven’t started to clear my list yet. I will do it this week 🙂

I suppose this project will be finished by the end of this week long before the deadline which is at the end of January 🙂

8 Comments Post a comment
  1. Jan 4 2015

    Wow, being a Tango Argentina dancer that sounds like so much fun. At least you’ll have a lot of great memories. Don’t give up too much.
    Leslie

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  2. Jan 4 2015

    This is an interesting project. If my daughter tried to leave eight bags of clothing for me to give away, I couldn’t. I would laugh and tell her to find another way. You have a nice mother. I have enough stuff that I need to sort through already.

    When we were younger, my husband used to say if he couldn’t in the car, we wouldn’t own it. Trust me, we have a house full of furniture, even though we have repeatedly given things away.

    Good luck with this project 🙂

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    • Jan 4 2015

      thank you so much Robin :))

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  3. Jan 4 2015

    You are doing a good job. Free yourself.

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  4. Jan 4 2015

    I’m always clearing out people I no longer stay in contact with on Facebook. Also, Tango sounds so interesting! I’d love to learn ballroom. Almost finished my list of 21 Projects – might add my list so far to my specific page I’ve set up on my blog. Thanks again for the inspiration 🙂

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    • Jan 4 2015

      🙂 Happy to hear that Nicole!
      Please keep me updated.

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  5. Jan 5 2015

    Good for you! I did clear out a lot of ‘friends’ off my phone and Facebook whom I don’t hang out or speak with anymore. I got a new phone (loving my Note 4) and that was the perfect opportunity.
    Re: tango – so sad to hear that you’re leaving dance behind! I used to teach ballroom and I can’t think about leaving dance behind.
    Thanks for sharing!

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    • Jan 5 2015

      Thank you so much 🙂
      Yes I loved dancing but I loved performing on stage with a regular partner. However, it requires commitment 🙂
      I admit that I loved performing more than dancing itself. I also did some improv acting on stage for 5+ years. That was nice too, yet another big commitment 🙂

      This year, I will only commit to me I guess 🙂

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