As many of you know, I just moved from my apartment that has been my home for two years now to a townhome a few miles away. I’ve spent the last week in high gear making this all happen.
It’s crazy to look back and realize three weeks ago I wasn’t even sure I wanted to move. Then I realized the only reasons I’d choose to stay were ease and fear…Neither of these were reasons I wanted to make major life decisions from.
I knew I could stay and be content, for the most part…there certainly were enough things I liked about where I was at. I was also worried about how any move would affect others…those most important to me. I wanted to be mindful of them and, yet, I found it difficult to think clearly when I was so worried about everyone else’s needs.
So I got clear, connected to what felt best to me and gave my notice at the old place.
I was terrified. What if things didn’t work out? What if everyone was mad at me? What if I couldn’t find a place I liked and could afford?
I started looking and, within a week, stumbled upon a place I loved, could afford and with a process the flowed so easily, I could hardly believe it…it felt like I was in a dream.
Just a week and a half ago I got the keys…almost two months before I needed to be out of my apartment and I decided to just go for it and began the process of moving right then and there. Ten days later, I’m home.
I love my new place. The nature, the space, even the stairs that will have me ready for bike riding season in no time! I haven’t felt this level of “being homr” in a long time…most of my adult life. I suspect there is much more to it…more than I can see right now but will become clear over time. Some of those around me don’t love my decision nor that I did it so quickly but they’ll be okay. That’s just who I am…I made a decision and acted on it immediately. ..why wait??
I’m hoping to avoid rent for February if they can find someone to rent my old place but, either way, I just know this next phase of my life is going to be really wonderful. I’ve worked hard and it’s paying off. I can’t wait to see what’s next! I hope you’ll come along for the ride 🙂