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I apologize for my absence this week. Not totally unavoidable. My head has been somewhere else.
We're in the process of moving AND downsizing!! We're going from a 3 bedroom with 2 dens to a small 2 bedroom apartment with a sun-room. We're saying good-bye to the pool, the garden and the yard and saying hello to a lower rent, lower utility cost, up-keep-free home with a smaller footprint.
Now, moving for me is not new. I've rarely gone more that 3 years in one place. Some moves have been out of necessity. Others, out of desire. This one is both.
As Nick takes things to the curb along with his *Free sign, I'm feeling sad. A number of things we've stored over the last 3 years have been our Christmas items! Since they've been in the basement they are now filled with mold and mildew. That's one of my major allergies and something I cannot tolerate. So, those items are going to the trash bin. No one should ever deal with these things. Once covered in mold and mildew they become somewhat toxic and I just don't feel right in sharing them with others!
So, in saying good-bye I'm releasing. Much of the release comes in the form of stuff but also as emotion. Some sad tears and joyful ones are being shed today and I'm sure over the next week there will be more.
Have you ever felt like this? I don't often get fully attached to my home or my stuff but for some reason this move is harder for me.
Don't get me wrong, the new apartment is awesome. Cute, small, bright and in a small area that is surrounded by a "summer" community. Being on an in-land lake brings in vacationers, cottagers, campers et al. I love it! As with the pool I am totally drawn to the water! It calls to me. Whether I'm in it, on it or just looking dreamily at it, I am there.
I know this post has nothing to do with my weight loss journey but since I am releasing in other areas of my life I thought I'd share some of what's going on with me.
We're heading into Thanksgiving Weekend and I am filled with such gratefulness for the abundance in my life! I have family, friends, work, fresh food and water and a great place to live. Definitely a time to clear the clutter, inside and out, so that I can focus on giving back!
Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian family and friends!