I said farewell to my house yesterday. This is the place where I have lived for 25 years, the longest stretch in my life. This is where life’s triumphs and tragedies have occurred, where friends have gathered, where love was lost and regained.
So many memories. So many associations.
True to form, I allowed myself to get so caught up in the details, constantly thinking of the next pieces in the puzzle, that the house was empty of all my possessions in the blink of an eye.
Where did the time go?
Just before I closed the door and drove into my future, I took a slow and thoughtful walk through every room, inviting my feelings to arise. I sat on my beloved patio, relishing the magic always available there. And I wished the Wrens good luck with their latest brood, whom I wouldn’t see fledge.
It’s time to turn over the house to a younger family, making room for them to create their special memories.
I believe the true worth of this period of my life, the valuable lessons, the mental keepsakes, will only become apparent as I let go.
“Sometimes you have to let go
to see if there was anything worth holding on to.”
Your Call to Action:
What are you moving away from? How will you let go of the ties holding you in place? What opportunities will become available to you when you let go?