Wednesday, June 25, 2008

I love today!

Today was a good day. In fact, the last several days have been wonderful! I mentioned to my dear friend "L" today in an e-mail that "I love today". She found this phrase quite interesting and thought provoking especially given the roller coaster of a ride that I have been on the last month or so. Let me back up by explaining why. On Saturday, I had part one of my "Moving Sale". I ended up selling most of my significant earthly possessions, much to my surprise. Also, as of last night, I sold my car - my VW Golf. Most of this process I found quite emotional..........not giving up the material items themselves, but actually the memories involved in some of these possessions. Also, it was a little strange to have people walk through my house and go through my things. After all of the remembering and the emotions that go along with that, I ended up feeling strangely liberated. Surprisingly, this purging of possessions felt quite freeing to me. But, I think the reason I felt that I loved today was a culmination of the last several days. Everything was coming together so quickly and I felt that everything was as it should be. As a result, I felt my energy shift.....back to a very calm and stable energy.

Thanks to Countdown to Mexico's experience with her moving sales, I had decided to do something similar and have potentially 2 the event that I could not sell everything in the first one and would have enough time to get rid of everything else before my big move. Needless to say, the sale was a huge success! In fact, it far exceeded my expectations. I ended up selling all of my large furniture and appliances with the exception of a few things that I will wait to sell. My house is pretty barren and empty right now. I honestly did not think I would sell so many things in one day. A big thanks to everyone who helped me with the sale - you were lifesavers! My friends have also offered to lend me chairs, TV, cooking pots, etc for me to continue living comfortably until I leave the country. What would I do without all of you amazing people? Let me take this moment to again say, thank you. Thank you for being such wonderful friends.........I do not know what I would do without you.


Steve Cotton said...

Aren't Nancy's moving posts great? I have been relying on her experience to help remind me of things to do. I will be on the move in just about one year.

I hope you do not mind that I added you to my blog list.

New Beginnings said...

Good for you and best wishes on your upcoming move Steve. I definitely do not mind that you have added me to your blog list.

mexpat said...

I found getting rid of our crap, I mean furniture, cathartic. I'm not much of a pack rat, but truly unloading our lives was a supremely awesome feeling. A real reminder for me of what live in the US had boiled down to- who had the nicest stuff. Now I'm here and Mexico and I think the only thing I really miss is my mountain bike! Ahhh- breathe easy! Before you know it you'll be south of the border! :)

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

New Beginnings said...

Mexpat - I hear in Western Canada it is very similar. It is all about the status house, status car and material possessions. Can't wait to truly simplify!