A Forcing Function

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We have five days before we move out of our current home and drive out to San Diego, California. I didn’t know what it really meant to simplify until I was forced to go through every closet, drawer, and shelf in this house. We got our stuff to fit into one pod but the biggest challenge and nuisance was all the little piles of stuff to be dealt with. But frankly, these are things that both my husband and I should have taken care of long ago….but we weren’t forced to. So one day my husband says to me “it’s a forcing function”.  That’s a great way to put it! It’s this forcing function that will get me past this last stage of moving and get me from here to there. My next post will be from somewhere on the road between here and San Diego.  Until next time, “Be Inspired to Create!” #bi2c ~Maria

“There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.”  ~Beverly Sills

The Messy Side of My Adventure

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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

Moving to a New Space

Screen Shot 2014-04-08 at 9.30.55 PMFor me, life is about change and exploring new possibilities. In the midst of preparing for my move from Austin to San Diego, I felt the need to push my creativity business to a higher level. While going through the process of selling our home and packing, I had some ideas on a new web site. Again I hired Linda Battson of Vision Hitch to collaborate on my web site design and all the content that goes with it. I am grateful for her work in putting this together. So I hope you’ll take a virtual tour at my new site and leave a comment letting me know what you think. http://www.beinspiredtocreate.com/

Until next time, “Be Inspired to Create!” #bi2c ~Maria

“When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it.” W.Clement Stone