Why, yes that's it . My closet is full of them. At least, my downstairs storage area is. I have done a good job of purging my past lives from the closets that I now use everyday. I have a large closet (about 8 ft long) FULL to the brim of stuff that belongs in my past life. I have good intentions of getting rid of it -just not quite yet. I have however, pulled about 50 pieces out of my storage closets and put them in the garage sale pile. If they don't sell at the sale, then off to Goodwill they go!
Some closet skeleton standouts to me are -
1. Cowboy boots. 3 pair- 1 reg. leather, 1 lizard skin, 1 hair-on cow (they are white of all things) from my past life as a western store manager in Texas. You need to understand that I am the least western person I know- so the entire idea of that job was a joke.
2. My suits. Blazers, skirts, pants. Probably 10 business suits. From my past life as a sales/store manager for Franklin Covey. I taught people how to become and stay organized. Seriously. I was good at it too, but people need to want to change their lives- and a lot of my clients were told by their companies to change their lives. I don't know how much of what I taught stuck.
3. My party clothes. These were from my past life as a amateur alcoholic. I never took it professional. We partied a lot- everywhere from the governors mansion in Tx to the Piney woods. If there was an adult beverage and some fun promised to me- I was there. So I have a lot of dresses , heavily embroidered dress pants, expensive shoes with 4 inch heels and the like.
As you all know, none of those 3 categories have anything to do with my current life of taking care of my son, doing my art, and shopping at flea markets and garage sales. I now dress for what I am doing- not who I might see. I wear shoes that don't kill my feet instead of the ones that make me a few inches taller and my calves look thinner. If I get dirt on my coat now it's ok- especially if that dirt came from a playground with my kid.
I think that setting some of those skeletons free would do a world of good. Open me up for new experiences- space to breathe, and room to grow.