I grieve the place I will not have anymore, but I also smile with joy for the new memories I will create in the new house.
I grieve the memories I will leave behind and a time that will not come back, but the happiness I feel for having had the courage to move on is immense.
As I pack and get ready to move, I teach my son to allow his life to have changes, moves, and learn to see the world from other perspectives.
Emptying the spaces we took so long to fill is a liberating experience. How much paper can one person save? How important they really are?
All these questions sent me back to the biggest decision I had in my life, over 11 years ago, when we moved from Brazil to Canada. Part of that baggage we brought by cargo ship and it was so essential at that point, is now gone. Four full boxes of CDs moved into a device that I can hold with one hand.
Maybe it is not a coincidence that all this is happening in the Fall – the perfect time for a cleaning. Move the energy around and let the new, the good come forward and be part of our lives.
Cheers to new beginnings!