Written January 12, 2018:
And the day is here… I’m starting to pack and feeling exhilarated and nervous all at the same time. Lots of packing to do, and even more purging ahead. We’ve lived in our home for 8 years, we completed our family here, so I have a plethora of memories, momentos, and STUFF to sort through and process. Three piles: 1) Purge 2) Pack 3) Donate
I’m feeling inspired through this process because it’s literally a fresh new start. As I go through Every. Single. Thing. in my home, I have to ask the question “do I want to move this across the country?” I’m just glad that I read the book ” the life-changing magic of tidying up” by Marie Kondo
It’s really amazing how God prepares our heart. I got that book a few years ago and got serious about decluttering and organizing my life and my home. Last year I went through a “pruning” stage in my life. I called it my “Life Purge”. As I collected boxes at work, donated several Suburban loads full of unwanted items, got more serious about my health, completed my first fast (& a few since then too), started therapy… I told people I was going through a life purge and cleaning up all areas in my life. And as it fits with gardening, and pruning… The fruits of labor begin to blossom.
I have a few months to prepare our home, or family and our life to move across the country and start anew. Exhilaratingly terrifying. And the adventure continues…