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Over the years I have had a large collection of sweaters. Like an obsessive amount of sweaters, courtesy of my Grandma for always giving me more sweaters. It feels really good to help others by giving away a lot of these sweaters that no longer fit me, since I have grown. It’s better to donate items instead of tucking them away in a container.
It feels really good to let go, and finally have a reasonable amount of sweaters.
I have learned to let go of things. It is liberating to know that thing aren’t going to weigh me down. There are several studies that show a correlation with being stressed and depressed from owning too many things.
In the season of giving, how about we rename it the Season of Giving Back? We should learn ways we can help others. Big or small gestures really go a long way to brighten someone’s day.
Today marks week number 22 of me getting rid of my things. I am happy with my progress. Mostly because I know that the things I have passed on to give to my Grandma, is going to be helping so many people. My Grandma is friends with all of her neighbours. I am so happy that I am able to help others.
I remember her telling me that she gave away some of my sweaters to a girl who’s husband had passed away earlier this year, and she doesn’t have many friends. I’m glad that she was able to benefit from things I have outgrown.
I know that many of my American followers are getting to celebrate Thanksgiving later this week. I know it must be challenging with the pandemic happening, but even if you spent some time donating some items to other people. You would feel a lot of joy knowing that you brighten someone else’s day. It can be a new way to spread holiday cheer, in case you have to break some traditions because of the pandemic.
Today’s item that I am planning on donating is this grey sweater. It used to be one of my favourite sweaters before I outgrow it. But a few years ago, my friend gave me of his sweaters which is really identical to this one, which is now my favourite sweater.
I really liked this black sweater, it kept me really warm, although unfortunately, I grew out of it. It is too short in the sleeves area, and it is also too short, because it doesn’t reach the top of pants.
I gave this to my Grandma, and she told me that she was going to give it to her neighbour’s granddaughter. I am so happy and thankful that I am able to help others.
I remember the days my sister and I used to go shopping every so often. Those days were always the best. I love spending time with my sister.
We haven’t been shopping in a long time, but that’s okay. I’m kind of done clothes shopping for myself. At least at the moment, because I am content with the majority of my clothes right now. Although I still have a couple of clothes I need to go through and donate.
This was a sweater my sister had bought me on one of these hang outs. When it still fit me, my arms and torso grew longer since then, but this used to be my favourite sweater ever. I loved how bright it was. At the time, pink was my favourite colour, but now I love yellow. Even though I don’t have a yellow sweater, but that’s okay.
This awesome sweater was given to my sister as a Christmas present from our grandparents. It was from Christmas of 2009, because British Columbia, Canada was hosting the 2010 Winter Olympics Games the following year. For those who may not know, is I’m born and raised in Canada, so this was extremely memorable and exciting for me.
I remember I would run home from school to watch some of the games. I also remember begging my mom if I could stay up and watch the closing ceremonies since Avril Lavigne was going to sing a few of her songs. It was really fun to watch it all. It makes me a bit sad that this year’s Olympics were postponed. I feel bad for the athletes who have been training really hard to participate in these games. I hope they can all still play whenever they are rescheduled.
After my sister had outgrew this sweater, she passed it on to me. I got to wear it for a little bit. I got a lot of clothes from my sister. Which explains why I have a ton of clothes.
Although unfortunately, it no longer fits for me anymore. I have started saving and setting aside some clothes for my niece to wear when she is older. I kept this because it is apart of our history and culture. She is almost two, but she will be growing a lot.
Today marks week number 20! I am beyond proud of myself.
About two and a half years ago, I bought this sweater, and I wasn’t even looking for a sweater. I took the bus to the mall, and I saw my friend with her daughter. She was going to go home, but I told her I needed some help finding my bridesmaid dress. It was for my boyfriend’s brother’s wedding. So instead of her going home, her and I hung out for the day. Which was a lot of fun, since I haven’t seen her in such a long time.
My friend and I went looking in every store that sells clothes. At this time, I was obsessed with clothes, especially new and fancy/dressy clothes. So this was a real luxury for me.
Unfortunately I didn’t find my dress, but I was able to find all of these cool shirts, and this sweater. It was a really nice sweater, but I felt like it became too tight in the arms. I found it to be too uncomfortable.
It wasn’t until a few weeks later that I was able to find my bridesmaid dress, just in time for the wedding.
Because I was always cold all the time, my Grandparents would keep their eyes out for all of these different sweaters at garage sales, and church sales for me. It was nice, but most of the time it became overwhelming because I ended up having a lot of sweaters! And I mean a lot!
I have finally had time to go through all of my things, and found out that the majority of these sweaters no longer fit anymore. Although I am happy because I’m able to pass them back to her, so she can give them to her neighbours. It feels amazing knowing that I am helping someone.
I really appreciated my Grandma finding me all of these things for me. Between my older sister and my Grandma finding me and passing down all of these clothes, I rarely had to go shopping throughout my life. Which probably is why I became obsessed with shopping three years ago.
I feel proud of myself for being able to help others.
My mom gave this to me several years ago, I thought I might have wanted to wear it. But it was the other day that I realized I didn’t really need it anymore.
Because my mom was also at my Grandparents’ house when I gave my Grandma all of these clothes. My mom went through it as well, and discovered how much she had like this “sweater” and put it back in her closet.