When Sentimental Items Bring About Contrasting Memories + Conflicting Emotions

I’ve spent the last several months editing my life, from my possessions, my small business, to my relationships. I’ve learned that living simply ain’t easy. It’s much harder because it requires so much mindfulness and intentionality. In this post, I discuss the difficulty of letting go of a sentimental item: a collection of stamps that evokes conflicting feelings and contrasting memories. I discuss feelings of astounding joy + connectedness along with the experience of abandonment + pain.