I thought I would drag my feet a bit, and maybe I did in the beginning but I haven't had much time to be sentimental about much. Circumstances have come up that have required me to break down certain things (my loft bed) earlier than anticipated and the result has been increasing JOY rather than sadness and reminiscence. Funny, eh?
Yes...Packing Up My Kitchen...
So...I think this is when the structure of this blog will begin to change...I have been so caught up with packing, that I don't have any new creations to share. I will have photos of the custom box I did to share (as soon as the new owner sees it). Now, back to the report:
Funny thing about starting to pack up all your belongings to go out of the country for six months...Once you begin you simply want to clear out everything, have it done. I haven't had one moment of clinging to the past in this process so far*...
And it also has caused me to feel giddy at the thought of clearing out more! Odd.
I did have one sad moment while working around my place...remembering the elation I felt when I moved in. It is a darling little place (noisy upstairs neighbor aside). This move won't result in my being able to set up a new home on the other end...but that's okay. I'm going to be setting up a new home inside myself.
Sara was a Godsend...packing away in the living room last weekend
I'm fairly certain I will be creating a new home at some point down the line...believe me, I've had my fears about that seeing as I'm not going to be earning a conventional paycheck for a while...but this is all part of the journey, right?
Sara also helped me polish off some of the beer in my fridge...
I read this article
recently...about not knowing what you want being a great gift and I
realized that even though I am consciously moving in a direction...I
still don't REALLY know what it is that I want. I think it's better that
In essence...for the next six months, I'm basically going to be doing whatever sounds cool.
And that sounds awfully cool.
*I need to add, that after writing this post, I did have a minor meltdown (which I think is totally justifiable). I had a bit of an emotional morning while starting to clear out my desk at work. However, I breathed through it and was okay. I know that this is all part of the process. My note from the Universe that day was SO appropriate and made me feel a whole lot better:
Very often, Lee Ann, when
tides start turning, great gears start shifting, and gusting winds
start blowing at the onset of a really wonderful dream's alignment with
your present life, there is commotion, unpredictability, even turmoil.
So, hey, let's always assume that's the case whenever you experience
commotion, unpredictability, even turmoil. K?
Let not your senses
deceive, for even as the tempest may howl, just beyond it lies a
serenity that could not otherwise find you. The storm before the calm,
Lee Ann, if you will.
Talk about a sign from the Universe, eh?
I think I will feel a whole lot better once my apartment is cleared out and I can focus on packing for Scotland...
Say a prayer for me!