So if you've been following my blog for any period of time, you know that I moved A LOT over the past couple years. And this January...well, that would have been two years in one place (what?!).
However...that isn't the case. My track record is holding strong! I am moving...yet again.
I spent this past weekend...well, really, the past several weekends, packing up and moving things out of my house and either to other people's houses, the dump, or donation centers.
And let me just say...I. Am. Tired.
I can't wait until the packing, the deciding on what I'm keeping (or not) is over. It's been so much and I am beyond done with it.
But this time...well, this time has been different. It has been freeing in a way it never has been before.
You see...I used to be attached to stuff. I've always been sentimental and "stuff" had that sentimental feeling attached to it. And in all my moves, every single one of them, I would move this stuff from place to place. Even if it was still packed in boxes.
After having my world rocked this summer, I realized it isn't about the stuff in my life that is important. It's the people that are in my life. The relationships I've built. The friendships that have turned into family. And I can see how insanely important those relationships have been over this summer!
It wasn't the stuff that saved me. That kept me moving forward. It was the people (and God, of course). It was knowing that I could pick up the phone and have someone on the other end just be there for me. It was the messages I got, the offers of help, the dinners that were made, the lawn being mowed. It was knowing I am loved and cared for, above and beyond the craziness of my life.
So this move? Well...this move has been different. I am literally donating and/or selling just about every piece of furniture I own. And I donated SO MUCH of my personal belongings and things that were packed in boxes for YEARS. You know...that sentimental stuff that I just HAD to keep. My trash and recycle bins (all FIVE OF THEM!) were packed last week with stuff that was literally GARBAGE. Like, for real...who keeps that stuff?! (Apparently me...ugh.)
I haven't the foggiest idea where I'm going or what my future holds, but I know that I am excited. I'm learning to trust God...to trust fate...that where I'm headed is exactly where I'm supposed to be.
And the norm? What I'm "supposed" to do? Yeah...I'm done with that. I'm done being predictable and mundane (even though my mom says I'm not, LOL). I want adventure! I want different!
So...I'm changing it up. I'm not second guessing things in my life. I'm not second guessing myself. I'm learning to go with the flow. To be daring and spontaneous.
Last week, I booked my first trip...to Okinawa. And I'll tell you what...it was unnerving. I had a lot of anxiety about being gone for almost three weeks (my poor Gizmo!), but now that it's planned? I am beyond excited! I CAN NOT wait for this adventure!
I am ending 2017 on a high note and starting 2018 on an even higher one. I know the changes I've been through have made me stronger, bolder, more authentically ME! And I am excited for the journey I am on...to see where it takes me.
What about you? How are you ending 2017? And what about 2018? What changes do you want to see for the new year? I'd love to hear about them in the comments!
Have a beautiful week! Enjoy the last week of November!
With love and wellness,