In addition to celebrating Easter weekend, I’ve been taking this three days off opportunity to do a little spring cleaning. When I say spring cleaning, I’m not just talking about going through closets or dusting furniture. Don’t get me wrong. I’ve been preparing for my annual spring yard sale and trying to create a Pinterest-worthy home. However, I’m more so talking about spring cleaning my own life.

As the sun shines and the flowers bloom, I’m enjoying a new kind of fresh air — a beautiful kind of fresh air that came my way out of nowhere. Like a white dandelion petal landing in my lap at the most unexpected time, I’m enjoying the moment and taking it all in. I know my usual readers are probably waiting for the grand punchline or a classic smart alek comment from me, but I’m at a loss today. A good loss, friends.

Right here, right now, I’m letting go of the baggage I’ve carried around for far too long. It’s no longer needed, and it no longer serves me. Out with the old … and in with the new is the best way to describe this transition in my life. I’m embracing God’s latest blessings, and I’m excited about the future. For the first time in my life, I’m truly glad to be toxin-free. Instead of my old problems, I’m interested in new solutions. I’ve terminated the different kinds of relationships I’ve needed to, and I’m paying extra close attention to the ones that deserve my investment. I’m spending time on things I want to, and saying “no” when I want to. Where there is clutter, there isn’t any clarity — the two can’t co-exist I’ve found.

So this is me detoxing, rejuvenating and energizing myself for a brand new start. Now with all of that said, it’s time for me to sweep the floors. My border collie’s constant hair loss could either give me a great jump start to a wig or fur coat business. Aside from an hour or two of obsessive cleaning that I plan to indulge in though, I’ll even more so be getting some things ready for my day tomorrow. That’s right … my Easter is going to be extra special this year. It all started with some spring cleaning and lesson learning, but I know it’s going to be worth it.

Holly Marie Tong is an award-winning Journalist and the author of Chick Flicks Lie. Rest assured, she will be returning with extra puns and punches next week.

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