Sheba in her little placeAs you can see, this week finds me surrounded by packing boxes containing 75% of my worldly possessions. By moving day, Jan 30th, all of my goodies will be packed up, picked up, and moved to my newest rental home.

I am not going too far from my beloved ocean beaches in New Smyrna Beach; the new home is just four blocks away from the Atlantic, but right on the Indian River Lagoon. I hope that being so close to the Lagoon will encourage me to do more kayaking and fishing in the near future. At least, that is the plan.

Moving is exciting, tedious, and time-consuming all at once. I look forward to being settled in my new place, exploring my new surroundings, and getting to know new neighbors. On the other hand, there is the packing, the cleaning, and the changes of address to everyone I can remember, knowing that something important will be forgotten or misplaced, or not done on time, or that someone will not be notified. This will inevitably happen, despite lists, preparation, checking and double checking.

Strangely, I found that although most of my belongings are in boxes, I have not really missed any of them, and I only went looking for two packed items over the last two weeks. Logically, this means that I can survive quite comfortably with a lot less.

I vow, when unpacking, to look long and hard at each item before deciding whether it stays, or goes to a thrift shop or Free Cycle. (We have a very active Free Cycle group in New Smyrna Beach.)

The cats and I will adapt nicely to the move, as we have done so many times beforeā€¦ but I will be VERY happy when it is over! Until then, wish me luck and patience. Lyn
Dusty in living roomSheba in the office

6 Responses to “Here I go again…”

  1. Vickie Says:

    Looks like your cats are helping. They can never resist boxes! Oh, I don’t envy your moving chores but since I emptied a storage unit, I find myself continually reassessing to reduce and simplify.

  2. Lyn Says:

    Hi Vickie, Sheba likes this little box so much I think I will leave it out for her after I move. Reduce and simplify is a great goal! Thanks for commenting.

  3. krista Says:

    i guess sheba does not require much in life, either, as she appears rather contented in that wee space. we can indeed take good lessons from animals, as in this case: a reminder that the simple things in life are the important ones.

  4. Lyn Says:

    That is so true, Krista! Food, warmth, and shelter…and of course, our families, and good friends. :-)

  5. Karyn Lewis Says:

    I am looking forward to pictures of your kayak and the Indian River Lagoon. The ocean and beach I can picture, but I’m unfamiliar with that part of the FL environment.

  6. Lyn Says:

    Hi Karyn, I promise to take my camera along and get some pictures, or pehaps some little video clips.

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