By the time Bill and I moved to Austin in October of 2015 I had moved more times than I cared to count in the previous few years! I looked at Bill and said “if you ever ask me to move again I’ll probably scream and probably say ‘no’”.
Guess what we are doing at the end of this month?
Yes, moving. But, I’m excited. Our generous thoughtful friend “Agent Bill” is lending us his ‘fifth wheel’ (mobile home you have to tow with a truck) for the year until our house is built.
There are incredible upsides to moving.
It makes you pause and consider why you are still holding on to things that you haven’t touched since you unpacked them (18 months ago). Letting go means letting go of dreams that won't be in order to make room for the ones that can be!
Reflection is good for us.
Moving helps you organize your stuff again. Always helpful.
It makes you want to enjoy the place where you are already at before you aren’t there anymore. (If you have ever sold your house you know it never looks better than when you are selling it to move out of it!)
In double celebration of our last month living in Austin, TX proper and for our anniversary we will be going to a Paul Simon concert. We know we can still come to things in Austin but we know it won’t be as frequent.
So, how can we get the benefits of moving without having to move?
We are having to ask ourselves 2 questions:
With the extremely limited space in the trailer do I want this with us?
If I can live with it in storage for a year, do I still need or want it?
If you were to tackle a room or cupboard in your world - home or work - and had just two questions as criteria for each item’s destiny, what would your 2 questions be?
I assure you, it’s hard to start but so amazingly freeing to purge!!!
What do you want to make space for - spiritually and physically - in your life?
What are the old dreams that it's time to let go of? What space do you need for those new dreams?
Posted on Thu, May 5, 2016
by Marilyn Orr filed under