One month ago we sat down with our realtor to discuss the idea of selling our home. Today it is already sold and we have pretty much packed up the house. We have simplified our stuff down to basics but as I look at all the boxes we have already filled I’m wondering if we will get there and get rid of more stuff. What on Earth were we thinking that we could fit our home into one Pod! We’ve raised four kids and we’ve lived here for 10 years….that’s a lot of stuff even after “simplifying”.
The messy side is that along with all the dirt (literally) is the emotional side and the logistics of all this. Neither one of us can say that this is easy to do. Our kids, family, and friends are here in Texas. Even with the ease of staying in touch through social media and phone conversations, there is nothing that can replace the face to face conversations and time together.
The not knowing….not knowing how long we will be there…not knowing where we will live….not knowing much of anything really, can get to your head and wake you up in the middle of the night doubting yourself. And still, we know this will be a good adventure…we do know that much. Oh yes….and we know friends and family will come to visit us….and we welcome that.
We are in the middle of this and like a friend said to us, anytime you are in the middle of anything….not here or there….it can be a stressful place to be….you just want to get to the other side and be done with this messy middle stage. So true!
I plan to blog weekly about our adventure but I thought it would be good to show you the “pre-adventure” stage…the not so glamorous part.
Until next time, “Be Inspired to Create!” #bi2c ~Maria
“And the trouble is, if you don’t risk anything, you risk even more.” Erica Jong