On April 19 this year I wrote that I sometimes wondered if all this clearing of stuff was, perhaps subconsciously, preparing me to make changes in my life.
Julie Morgenstern in her book Shed Your Stuff and Change Your Life asks quite an interesting question - 'Who are you without your stuff?'
Interestingly by 'stuff' she means not just material goods, but unfinished projects, to-do items, and unfulfilled obligations. By shedding a lot of this, she says, you can gain clarity and energy to move forward to a new place in your life. She describes it as freeing, fuelling and liberating. I'm beginning to feel some of that the more I get rid of things.
And Roy Strong's assertion that you should do something completely new every ten years keeps drifting into mind.