“The beginning is always today.” – Mary Shelly
I thought it would never happen.
We left the house we lived in for 14+ years.
Has anyone seen our Vitamix?
Time for NEW BEGINNINGS.
Nothing like a CLEAN SLATE.
Moving is an experience that literally MOVES you out of your COMFORT ZONE.
New surroundings force you to create NEW ROUTINES.
You have to forget how things “used to be” and adjust to a new reality.
Moving is an awesome opportunity to create a CLEAN SLATE.
But before you can start the next chapter of your life, you have to let go of yesterday.
WIPE THE SLATE CLEAN
The house buying / selling process gets complicated.
Nothing is guaranteed.
Everyone is looking out for their own best interests.
Timing has to be on your side.
We were fortunate to sell our old home a few hours before we bought our new one.
Many balls in the air.
They have to all land in the right order or things get complicated fast.
It’s enough to make a Buddhist Monk reach for the Ativan.
Buyers can get petty.
Their requests can seem over the top.
It helps to take nothing personal.
Deepak Chopra wrote,“Everyone is doing the best they can with their level of consciousness.”
You have to cut people some slack.
Easier said than done.
You have to FORGIVE (and forget).
You have to MOVE ON from the things that no longer serve you.
Moving forces you to EDIT both your possessions and mindset.
The next chapter of your life is going to require a better version of you.
KEEP WALKING FORWARD
The most emotional moment came for us when we walked through our old house for the last time.
My last view of the inside of our home came as I shut the the front door.
A flood of happy memories of our kid’s lives flashed before me.
It’s hard to believe we will never be back there again.
The best way to WIPE THE SLATE CLEAN is to KEEP WALKING FORWARD.
Ryan Holiday wrote, “The last step of the journey is the first step of the next.”
Step, step, step…
2 thoughts on “Clean Slate”
Love this, Joe! I know exactly how you felt! Very emotional when we moved to our present house especially knowing my children did not want to move. It takes awhile but eventually you know you made the right decision. Good luck and Happy Times in your new home!
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