I must first apologize for my absence. I have been very occupied with life, and as such, my blog has fell to the back burner.
Along with the change of seasons, comes changes for me and my life. It started with learning of my employer going out of business. The lease for my apartment was coming to the end, and since my employer was not able to provide an exact date for the closure, I chose to leave early.
Since then, I have packed up all my belongings and moved to the west coast. I spent months preparing, packing, unpacking, repacking, and continuing the purging. I was able to get rid of even more, I scanned more images to a digital format, and gave all my furniture away. I was able to fit all of my personal belongings into approximately 6 pieces of luggage. I categorize that “personal” as I did also have 4 boxes just dedicated for all my tea and tea paraphernalia. I must say for the record that my last job was at a tea shop, which is why I have so much. Awesome access to tea!! I loaded it all up, along with my cat, into a van and left.
I have decided to push myself hard with this last round of purging. I will only unpack items as I need them. I’ll keep you all updated with what items are being used. Below is a list of most of the items that have been unpacked. It’s just amazing how little we need.
- underwear ( I guess this goes without saying, but still thought I’d add it)
- 1 bra
- 1 pair of sandals
- 2 dresses
- 2 pairs of pants
- a few shirts
- toiletry bag (holds only every day items) & other bathroom items
- some kitchen items, which includes shopping bags
- laptop (obviously)
- cat items
This is quite a change for me, as I have lived in Minnesota my whole life. But I am still undoubtedly excited to see what is coming up next for me as well. Not knowing is captivating for me. Don’t get me wrong, I do have some ideas as to what I’d like to happen. I just mean in the larger sense of things.
Although it’s only been a handful of days since my move, it still feels surreal. It’s a feeling I’ve never really experienced before and I am enjoying the moment. Through this process, I’ve learned it’s so important to venture out and do whatever it is that will bring you happiness. We only have one chance to do all this stuff we call life. Why live it with regrets? Change is inevitable, mistakes are learning lessons, and nothing is ever permanent. Situations may seem scary at first (as this was for me!), but in my experience, one usually regrets the chances that aren’t taken.
Goditi la Vita!