How to abandon your old useless baggage:
Step 1 - Acknowledge the baggage as useless.
Step 2 - Be willing to walk away without your baggage.
Don't worry. Security will not stop you.
Step 3 - See Step 1 again. Remember: Pointing out
another person's baggage doesn't count. Nice try,
Step 4 - Don't try to leave all of your baggage at
once. A small carry-on bag is fine to start out with.
Leave the steamer trunk for a little later.
Step 5 - Don't try to get rid of your baggage by
ringing a friend's door bell, dumping it all on their
doorstep and running away. First of all, it's unfair
and obnoxious. Second, if you really like your friend
you won't leave an obstacle for them to trip over the
next time they venture out!
Step 6 - Remember that the idea behind clearing your
baggage cart is the idea of traveling light. Your
reward will be the feeling of freedom and
accomplishment. You will no longer have to carry that
weight around. Someone attached to a baggage cart, is
never fun at parties. It's also a very bad idea to
bring your baggage into a relationship. Your new
favorite person probably won't have the spare space
for all of your baggage. OK...an overnight bag is cool
but don't bring the footlocker with you!Bringing
baggage with you and asking your partner to help you
store it, is an imposition at the very least.It's
certainly a mood killer!
Step 7 - Open the first piece of baggage and look at
what you are hauling around. If you are dragging your
hated third grade teacher around with you to prove
that you won't succeed,you already know you don't want
her influence anymore. If you open that case and see
your ex and all of their baggage tucked in with
yours, you can take that to the nearest dumpster and
heave ho! (We call them ex.'s for a reason!) If you
are carrying around a joyless or harmful relationship
with someone, then ask yourself why.Seriously...why? Doesn't it make more sense to let go of the misery rather than cling to the baggage strap and drag that crap back onto the train? Duh?
Step 7 may be the most important step. In this step we
are facing our worst insecurities, our most horrible
fears and a deep well of failure and regret. It takes
a brave soul to open that case and look at the
darkness inside. You are that brave soul. You know
that its just useless baggage, with no power of its
own to stay with you. You have been the one clinging
to the handle. This is your life. You are the powerful
one. You can now be the one to recognize the things in
this case for what they are...and just...let go.
Step 8 - Swing your arm forward with all of your
strength, allowing momentum to help and let go of the
Step 9 - Watch that baggage soar into the nearest
trash can. (Yay! You did it! Woohoo!)
Step 10 - Take a deep breath, roll your neck and
shoulders to loosen up and flex those stiffened, tired
fingers. That felt great! That damn thing was getting
heavier every year!
Step 11 - Walk away...Really walk away. You won't
really miss it, you are just used to lugging that bag
with you everywhere you go. So...walk away and keep
Step 12 - Never-ever look back.