I'm getting ready for a neighborhood garage sale, even though after the last 2 I told myself I would never, ever do a garage sale again lol.
Last one. (I promise?)
But, I am going through a phase in my life where I'm moving away from keeping everything to more towards realizing memories are more important.
I collected and kept way too many things all my life (now don't call the cops, I'm not THAT bad, I don't need to be on that tv show Hoarders), and it had not been easy to make decisions on my parents' things all these years, either.
But now - I am realizing that "things" (even from our past) don't provide us inner peace.
But I digress....
So, as I'm going through every inch of my house, I see some items tucked behind a desk. One of the items is a huge piece of rolled up paper. What the heck is that?
It was the FIRST state title tourney I won! Wow - look at that!
I actually had to look up the year: 2011. That's the year I won the ACS Texas State Women's Singles! Here is my long recap of it. It was an extremely emotional win for me for many reasons and extremely memorable. I can picture the last shot and my reaction of falling to the ground as I type this!
The bracket is actually very large. See a pic of me holding it near the bottom of the recap.
But, after I took the photos of the paper bracket for this blog article, I then placed it snugly in my recycling bin.
This action shows how things change. I kept the bracket because it was so dang amazing and memorable for me, and yet I found it dusty behind a desk. Unrolled for YEARS. I didn't even realize or recognize what it was.
That amazing win still means the world to me and I enjoyed re-reading the recap today. However, the physical paper copy of that bracket is now in the recycling dumpster.
I still have my memories. :)
(and it's cleaner behind that desk)