Hi Mrs Cogan,
Welcome to DhammaWheel!
I have been the same way - a lot of theory, not as much practice. Starting to find more of a balance now. The people on this site really practice well and are a great resource when you have doubts about your practice.
Four types of letting go:
1) Giving; expecting nothing back in return
2) Throwing things away
3) Contentment; wanting to be here, not wanting to be anywhere else
4) "Teflon Mind"; having a mind which doesn't accumulate things
- Ajahn Brahm