As I sat down to write today’s blog, it dawned on me that this would be the last post I would be writing from my condo before I move into my new place. I started to think about the mixed feelings one always gets when leaving something behind and moving on to something new. It could be leaving an old job for a new one, leaving an old relationship for a new one, or leaving an old address for a new one; there are always mixed emotions. I’m thrilled to be going into a new chapter in my life and excited to discover what will be in store for me. I’m anxious to get back to writing and welcome the clear, clean energy the new living space has to offer. This past weekend while I was putting the patio furniture out, I noticed that I could hear the nearby waterfalls from my back door. Right now there are no leaves on the trees in the wood behind my new home and I can see the sunlight glistening on the water. I wonder if I will be able to see it once the trees fill in. I know sitting out and listening to the falls will bring me inner peace as the sound of water flowing always does. I’m anxious to unpack the boxes and get settled in, and to finally bring the dog down and let her sniff around our new home. I know it sounds strange, but I can’t wait to cook my first meal there.
I’m happy to be getting out of the old place as it has become burdensome and the energy there has grown negative. Still, I will be sad to move away from the friends I have made over the last 7 years I’ve lived there. Thinking of that made me wonder what friends I will make at the new location and I’m excited to have new people in my life. Who knows, maybe they will provide interesting characters for my upcoming novels!
So, the next time you hear from me, I will be writing from my new location. Spring has finally sprung and I’ll probably be sitting out on my patio with Mimi Sue (the pug) and the laptop. I’ll have to see how that goes because the last two times I was there bringing boxes in, I was visited by squirrels. How about that? The new place provides entertainment for Mimi and the cats at no extra charge.
Yes, moving sux, but the good news is that it’s nearly over now and hopefully the unpacking won’t be as much of a pain. At least it won’t be frantic. So, as I said . . . moving does suck, but I think that focusing on the good, exciting, and happy side really makes it suck less. Have you ever experienced the mixed emotions of leaving old for new?