Well, it’s that weekend again… the one that I have started to dread so very much. The one when I will be moving yet again. No, this isn’t a move for the 1st time in 5 years. This is the 3rd move this year. The journey all looks like this… March 1st, I moved from my 800 square foot rental apartment in South Tampa to a 2800 square foot pool home in New Tampa (that a tenant had trashed and I was fixing it) thinking that I would stay there for a while. After about 4 months, I realized that I just simply didn’t need that much space for just my daughter and me, so being the “part time” Real Estate Agent that I am, I put the home on the market. It closed 2 and a half months later which meant that yet again, I was spending a weekend moving. No clue as to where I wanted to settle yet, I asked one of my clients if I could live in their unoccupied home until it sold. Sure enough, the weekend after I moved in, after being on the market a few months already, it went under contract. What did that mean for me? Well it is a month and a half later and I am making my third move. I still am not sure where I am going and quite frankly, I am a little scared. So why am I rambling? Because I have realized that those things that seemed important simply aren’t anymore.
In moving, I have carried around this very large entertainment unit that I bought from Thomasville about 10 years ago. It was my first expensive furniture purchase and I felt that I would hang on to it for life. Things sure have changed as we have flat screen TV’s and no, I cannot fit the one I have now into the current unit. I have thought about repurposing it but can’t seem to find anyone who will do that for me. Needless to say, that entertainment unit has moved with me 5 times during this period and it always is the most bulky piece to maneuver. This would have been the sixth time moving it but alas, I have realized that it is time to get rid of it. The great folks at AAA Rousse are going to be hauling it away for good. Along the way, I have thought about what I would have done differently and how it has impacted my life. I wanted to take the time to share these thoughts with you:
- You don’t always know what you want until you really know who you are
- Simplify your life by getting rid of the things that are a burden to you
- As times change, what was important sometimes becomes irrelevant through changes in the environment that you cannot control
- If you cannot do it yourself (move that entertainment unit) then why rely on others to look after things for you (the dings and dents wouldn’t have happened as I am more careful than the movers that I have hired)
- After 10 years, you should always reevaluate your journey and know where you are going next
- And in the end, Life Goes On no matter what you have or do not have!