More on moving.

So the corollary to “have you started packing yet?” is, “are you excited yet?”

It’s the same answer: No.

I was excited when I debated the move, weighed the pros and cons. I considered the risks of moving versus the risks of staying. Did I want to chase dreams and new possibilities, or did I want to remain comfortable? I was excited when I put in my intent to vacate. It was official. The chase was on! But as we approach the actual day, my excitement has waned significantly. There’s a good reason for that.

I don’t know if you know this, but moving simply isn’t that much fun. Especially moving across state lines. There’s stuff to do. Mail to forward. Utilities to turn on. Boxes to tape and label. Items to donate. And even though I can pack and unpack my residence in two days on each side, I can’t say it brings me great joy. And despite the beautiful things I have planned once I relocate, I really do like my current surroundings.

Regardless, uprooting moving is stressful. I tend to bury stress, hiding it even from myself. Unless I’m really checking in with myself, I may not notice the tell-tale signs. I get a little quieter, more reserved. Maybe I’m not as patient. Perhaps I don’t laugh as much. My sweet tooth demands more attention. Excitement during these final days is hard to muster.

Ask me again around 3/31.


4 Replies to “More on moving.”

  1. Look at moving as an opportunity to rid you life of the clutter you have collected. A new place equals a fresh start, and usually in my case less clutter to dust, at least for a while. 😀

    1. Aww. That’s great framing for most people, but I move often and I don’t accumulate much within a year or so. Thats one of the reasons i can pack so quickly. This year I’m donating clothes, but I was planning to do that anyway. Lol. It’s cool. I’ll pack this weekend. I finally got boxes yesterday. 🙂

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