As many of you know, we recently moved across the Chesapeake Bay. It's been non-stop loving frenetic energy since Stage One of the move commenced (we're past Stage Two now). We are now amongst our things that were in hiding for over 3.5 years while in storage! Of course as the Clutter Clearing Goddess of our family, I thought I had done a pretty good job of not storing things we no longer needed as I had given the entire place a healthy purging prior to the previous move.
Was I wrong! We already have at least six rather large boxes of clothes, books and who knows what else that is being piled up for donation, consignment or one heck of a garage sale later this autumn.
However, that is not why I'm writing today. Many folks, even as recent as today with my new hair stylist, ask 'why did you get such a large house if it's only the two of you?'
Simply put - we wanted to.
Believe it or not, after 30+ years of being together, we've accumulated treasures; art, books, office furniture, piano, etc. We love entertaining and wished to have guest rooms. (This applies to you starting next year as I'll be offering private weekends only four times a year in our home for training, healing, consultations, etc. so stay tuned)
We were shocked honestly when the moving van pulled up and we saw how FULL it was. Each box, doesn't hold as much as you think it does - really! However, we've put a big dent in the unpacking and I've even painted two rooms and have begun adorning the walls with our art. Gabi and I have explored the walking trails near our new place (we did keep the Beach House) and love being so close to nature and all it has to offer. I look forward and she does too, I hope, taking even longer walks as the weather cools.
The New Digs, as I've begun to call it, now begins to feel a bit more like home; even with the sea of boxes staring at me in the piano room and basement. Does everyone need or wish a largish home? Of course not. Ours compared to others is huge, while compared to others is miniscule. It's all perspective. The angels approve as I have found countless signs from them; feathers in non-logical places, seeing them literally move throughout the place clearing it and checking it out for us.
What does matter is that it feels like home... to you and your family. Ours just happens to be one that is filled with love, laughter, family, friends and of course Gabi and the furry lions.
As always, that is my wish for you; you living life on your terms.