Here is the point: life is not about our “stuff” that we accumulate over time. No one else is going to have emotional attachment to a match book we got at a restaurant on vacation. Value relationships and experiences more than physical items.
There’s always a level of discomfort when it comes to change even if it’s change for the better sometimes there’s a sense of loss. In the bigger picture: it’s not a loss of ourselves, it’s an integration of a piece of our selves or a transformation.