Serious hard work. And my lack of planning on how much stuff I’ve built up in my life has overwhelmed me. To the point that I don’t have time to write something clever. BUT I will say this, there are plenty a lesson to learn when moving:
- We all have more stuff than we need. Point being I have a Belgian Waffle maker – used once. I have Gorham Crystal and Portmeirion from 20+ years ago. I think it’s been 18 years since I’ve used any of it. And yet I lug it around because they are gifts given with meaning… or just worth too much to give away. TRUTH: I need to let go of this stuff. And more… It is a burden and once it’s gone I’ll be okay – but the getting rid of is really really emotionally hard to do.
- I hate moving. Yeah, I do and it’s a lot of work. For many reasons I find myself needing to move – even though I love where I live. But certain circumstances that come with this place have become intolerable. So I made a choice. TRUTH: I am learning to just be okay with the work that comes with moving. Heck it’s probably the best workout I’ve had all year. And I will just come to terms and accept the fact and have a good attitude that moving every two years could be a new way of life for me. At least for now. Of course I hope where I’m moving to, I can be for a very long time. I love my new home MUCH. Staying for 10 years would be wonderful! It will take a little God-action to make this happen – so yeah, I pray for that.
- I love moving. I know, I know, I just said I hated it. But there are so many other good things. TRUTH: Fresh starts. Clean everything. Purging. Etc…
So, all that said, my three minutes are up. And my advice to you (again kettle calling the pot black): take a drawer a week and clear it out. Get rid of what you don’t need. And clear away the grime that you don’t see – TRUST ME – it’s there (something that I really want to write about next week, as I now feel I have much to say on the subject).
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