Brenda's Get Organized Journal: Week 1

My childhood home was messy and very disorganized. I am the youngest sibling out of five. My oldest brother moved out when I was 5, he was 18 and left most of his stuff at my parents home. My oldest sister had a baby when I was 6 and she and my 1st neice stayed in my parents home along with the baby's stuff and all of my sister's things. They would move out but all their things stayed. And so on till we all moved out. Everybody's stuff is still stored at Mom's.

So I was always in a state of not wanting visitors because of embarrassment. When I started dating; I always met my dates instead of having them pick me up.

It was tough doing that assignment because it surfaced a lot of my old feelings and made me realize that I was trying to keep my youth through stuff. I learned a lot about why I do things the way I do.

The people on my board are an enthusiastic crowd with a lot of ideas to share & they help out with the encouragement of fellow challengers and helpful links. They are an oustanding group.

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