It has been a while since I have posted and I should be ashamed – He He! 🙂
I move this weekend and I am extremely excited, but exhausted. Working full-time, carrying a Master’s program course load, and dealing with all the responsibilities of moving, I am literally drained of mental and physical energy. I love getting paychecks (who doesn’t?). I love learning new things. I love the fact that I am moving into my OWN place after so long (Woo Hoo). I am grateful and thankful, but I am still tired nonetheless. I am blessed beyond words, but I am tired. I am packing boxes in between writing papers and responding to discussion threads. I wish I had help but unfortunately I do not. It is not from the lack of people, but from the lack of time devoted to do it. I cannot ask people to stop their lives to help me pack my stuff up. *Plus, I need to make sure it is not thrown into the boxes. Not everyone knows how to pack a box (IJS).*
It did not look like much, but when I started to pack all of this up I did not realize I accumulated so much over the years. I put stuff in every nook and cranny to cover space. Now, I’ve collecting A LOT of clothes, shoes, and things for GoodWill. This packing has also provided me with a way to truly purge my belongings. Every year, I go through my things and give them away, but this time it was different. I literally gave clothes away that I loved but KNEW I could not fit. It was time to let go and deal with what I can now. This is my fresh start. 2016 has been huge for me. I left a permanent, dead end job to take on a risky position. That introduced me to my current role. Now, I am moving out fulfilling a dream that I’ve had since I moved back home. I never felt like an adult. I never had company and when I did they had to stay outside. It was not that I couldn’t have company, but it felt weird. This weekend, I will have the chance to have people come through whenever they want without worry of interrupting someone’s sleep or day. I will not have many people over because I am in school, BUT the option is there. I look forward to really feeling free. I’ve already bought furniture. It’s getting real (lol).