Well I’ve started the countdown and sometimes it takes my breath away.
I have 9 ½ weeks of work left and it’s 12 weeks until we fly out. Wow.
We’ve had set back after set back with regard to getting our house on the market. I finally said “Tuesday, ready or not Tuesday!” …and Tuesday came and went. This is it though. Thursday night is as long as we can put this off. I just hate to list before we’re completely ready and we haven’t been able to do that for a number of reasons.
I’ve discovered the wonders of Kijiji though. How great is that? So much better than a garage sale. Post an ad on Kijiji and before you know it, someone is at your door taking away your junk and handing you money. I’m in love with this system. Things are disappearing from all over the house!
While I have really looked forward to paring our life down to the bear essentials, there have been a few moments, where I have wanted to hang on to ‘stuff.’ I’m not talking about baby pictures or Christmas decorations – of course we’ll hang on to those. But other things that are less meaningful. It’s been a good excersize to look into my soul and ask, what about that adds to your value? But as I wrestle with it and let it go the lightness is so rewarding. As the ‘stuff’ disappears, what’s really meaningful becomes more focused.
So I keep excavating – both my house and my soul. It’s feeling good. Mostly.