Four and a half years ago, I embarked on my grand mid-life crisis adventure that took me from West Toluca Lake CA (aka North Hollywood or NoHo) to Eastport, ME to Amesbury, MA all with in the time frame of 7 months. It wasn’t the plan, the plan was to stay in Eastport, ME, but for a variety of reasons, the plan took it’s own turn back south again and brought me back to the river, the Merrimack River where I grew up. There’s been two more moves since I landed back here on the wrong side of the Merrimack River in Amesbury, MA and I’m now preparing to move again, to a new place, a place where for the first time in almost 24 years, my daughter will have never lived. It’ll going to be my place, I’m feeling the urge to lighten the load.
I dragged across country every thing that would fit in a 6′ x 12″ trailer only to fill a UHaul truck when I left Eastport, ME for Massachusetts. The load has gotten heavier, yet and it’s time to give it up and admit, I am a stuff person.
But, I don’t want to be so much of a stuff person anymore. I need to give some stuff up, let it go, pass it along, leave it behind. It’s a new life for me, living alone for the first time in 24 years and it’s time to introduce a fresh frame of mind with a some fresh feels in my home.
I’m looking at my bulletin board filled with years of fun while living in Los Angeles, as my daughter was growing up. It’s a precious part of the pest that needs to get packed away safely in an envelope with the dates on it. There’s a new bulletin board to begin now. Sometimes you know when stuff needs to get packed away to a special place to keep it safe.
Sometimes it’s so good to just say, I don’t need or want that stuff anymore. It’s just stuff. And, hey… There’s always more stuff out there to acquire… Around here, you can drive down the road and find some good free stuff on the side of the road. There’s plenty of stuff to go around. I’m letting go of some of my stuff, since I’m moving again. And it feels good to let it go!