In about 6 weeks, we sold our house, found a new one, closed on both houses on the same day (another story for another time) and moved. What a whirlwind! My mantra for the entire time this was happening: We are never moving again. While I loved the purging that comes with moving – keep The Japanese Art of Tiding in mind here – I HATE the unsettling process of moving. I don’t feel like you can ever be completely prepared no matter how hard you try. Is this just me? And getting into a new home is SO exciting, but still unsettling. Don’t get me wrong, we are all thrilled with our new space and feel so blessed to be here, but now all the boxes we packed have to be, yes, you guessed it, unpacked. MORE work. When after all the work of moving, all I really want to do is live. But, alas, it must be done. Admittedly, we still have work to do to get our house set up, so I have shuttled a number of boxes to the basement (which we have never had before!!) to store until we are ready for them.
The best part of moving? I have an office space! My own little place to do with as I choose. I am SO EXCITED!! I’ve spend some time organizing said space, and it still needs paint, but for now, I can’t wait to settle in there and do some work!
Work… that reminds me. I have set a firm goal for myself to start to transition my part time job outside the home to my own career from my home, working my own hours. I’ve been doing a lot of research and planning. And, for the first time in my life, I can actually imagine this dream happening. My official kick off date is November 5, 2015 where I will have my creativity on display at the Ladies Night Out event that acts as a fundraiser for our church preschool. I have my work cut out for me, but am really excited to have a goal in place! Now… to start the work!