I always find moving a great time to get rid of things that I've had for a long time and don't use, don't like anymore or haven't worn in 6 months or so. Since I'm moving in 3 weeks I thought I would start early and get a grip on my purging action. This weekend turned out to be quite successful with getting rid of some items that I don't need. 2 bags of clothes that I can't/don't wear (yay, going vegan has it's perks!) some appliances that involved melting cheese (sorry Rae, I donated my grilled cheese maker *sigh*)an old cat carrier and my huge dining room table that I know won't fit in my new place.
So now that I'm on that road, it made me think about other forms of purging. No I don't mean an eating disorder. A few people I know have mentioned this in the past month and I think I might be doing this as well. Purging of friendships. Ouch! I have done it before, but it has been when something has gone really really wrong and there were no other options. I don't know about kicking them completely out of my life, but they are seriously getting a downgrade on the ladder which is my buddies list.
Do you ever meet with someone and about half an hour in you think to yourself...wow, this is really draining..I could really use a nap! I have a few "friends" that are energy vampires and when I get home I have a headache and all I want to do is crawl under the covers for 4 hours. How do people become these vampires? Do they know they suck the energy right out of people? Do they even care?
So..let this be a month long experiment. Let's see if my purging of the physical junk and my little vampires will be less a burden on my shoulders. I know I have at least one reader, but if there are a few out there that stumble across this and have an opinion I'd love to hear about it! What would you do with these little vampires yourselves? Do you have a purge story?