My mother and I share this funny quality in that we love a good purge. No, no, no, I don’t mean bulimia (although how often do you hear a ballet dancer talk of any other sort of purging?), I mean a full-on life cleanse. This means emptying out the drawers, cabinets, cupboards, and closets to make way for all the junk of the new year. I mean, when you’re finding pointe shoes in your purse, you know it’s time for a good clean out. So that’s what I’ll be doing with the rest of my night, readers: pitching out the dead batteries that have somehow survived atop a stack of old lightbulbs and empty masking tape rollers. I might as well donate those sweaters I haven’t worn in 3 years while I’m at it, huh? Hey, don’t judge me! I told you it was junk! If this has inspired any of you to join me in the cleaning fun, I wish you a Happy New Year’s Purge!