Saturday, May 22, 2010

Moving moving.

I resist change, I hate packing, and I grow attached to places.

I hate moving.

This move will entail a major disruption in my family life, smaller accommodations, and a less comfortable home. However...if last year taught me anything, I learned that there are times when you need to take a step back in order to take two steps forward.

Last week a received a gift from someone whom I used to date. She and I are in fairly regular contact, frequently commenting on the insanity that comes with managing the comings and goings of everyday life. Our relationship is such where I can be genuinely pleased that she has someone in her life with whom she is happy and where she can freely offer me the advice that only someone you dated can give.

She told me that I needed to find my future, not my past. I had known this for sometime but I needed my friend to help me crystallize this feeling into a plan of action. It was a gift I needed, it was the right size, and it came at the perfect time.

So...moving out...even to a smaller, less comfortable place, is a step towards the future...and a step I am looking forward to taking.

It should be fun.

But I still hate packing.


  1. I hate packing too Tom but it sounds like you have made a solid decision. The kids may enjoy trying to make the new dwelling into a home.

  2. Yes... I hate moving too. I hope it will be a New Start for you guys... you are taking the kids, right??lol

  3. It's the home, not the house, that matters.

  4. Home is where the heart is, and you have a HUGE heart!!! (ps...thanks!)