That One Box

Today’s blog is about something that I’ve been carrying around with myself for a while: That One Box. You know the box, the one that sits in the back of your closet or in your basement? It hangs around and comes with your move after move, never being opened, yet somehow filled with “valuable” possessions that must be kept.

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That One Box in process

For me, That One Box came in the form of three boxes that I literally packed at some point at the end of grad school in 2009 and came with me from Texas to Illinois and back to Texas without ever being opened or completely sorted through. The craziest thing about this is I moved back to Texas with only what I could fit in my car and still I chose to bring those three boxes with me.

I’ve been in a brief time of transition in my life, and so I decided to tackle That One Box last weekend. You guys, it feels so good to have it done! Yeah, a large percentage of it was junk, but I also found sweet cards and handwritten letters from years ago. I found notes from classes that I’d like to reference and classes I’d rather forget. But most of all, knowing that space in my closet is clear and I’ve cut down on the clutter is a great.

Do you have That One Box hanging around? Consider this my personal encouragement to you to take a bit of time and sort through it. I bet ya it will be worth it.

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One thought on “That One Box

  1. My One Box is something that I have from leaving home initially, so it’s been going with me for 35 years now. What’s in it has changed; I’ve whittled away much of it. But I kind of like having that one small box, sitting in the attic, something to look through once every 5-8 years, that has some stories I wrote in 3rd grade, some pictures I drew when I was little, some full-ride scholarship offers, some sweet cards sent to me during difficult times, etc. I’m glad you made space for yourself and could make some toss-it decisions going through your One Box. 🙂

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