I’ve got some BIG changes ahead of me in the next few weeks. I’m currently in the process of packing up the house that I’ve called home for the last 8 years. It’s the longest place I’ve lived as an adult. The only other place I’ve occupied longer is my parents house and I haven’t lived with them since I was a senior in high school. We never planned on being in this house that long. It was a starter home and we thought we would be here five years tops. It’s funny how time can move by so quickly and yet also seem to stand still.
I am so ready for this change. I’m excited to be moving into a new environment, into a house that will be a much better fit for my family. However as excited as I am for the new chapter to begin, the transition period…um, quite frankly sucks. The packing and purging process is some serious hard work both mentally and physically. I guess it’s just part of the growing pains we all have to go through and experience. Actually the purging process has been super therapeutic. You wouldn’t believe the amount of STUFF one can accumulate in 8 years. Stuff that I didn’t even know we still had that was just taking up space and cluttering our lives. I’m so glad to be finally clearing space and giving us room to grow. I think that sometimes a shift in your physical space can also cause a shift in your mental space.
Change can sometimes be hard and the transitions definitely isn’t always easy, but once you realize that we all have to walk through it to move forward it’s not so bad. Change helps facilitate growth and if you resist the alternative is usually much much worse, and honestly I don’t think anyone every really wants that.
So, by this time next week I’ll be unpacking all those boxes full of the stuff that I deemed worthy to come with us into our new home and I am very much looking forward to that:)