I would have to say that moving is one of the more stressful times of a person's life. Last week we left a 4000 sq. ft. home that I had designed on a quarter of land and lived in for 23 years. All through the stages of purging and packing I said when I drive down the driveway for the last time, I will sigh a big sigh of relief just because it was so exhausting..... more like overwhelming on some days! Boy, was I wrong.
On the last day I cleaned until 9:00 pm and then took a final stroll through the house. I was overtaken with emotion. The house suddenly seemed huge when empty. It was hauntingly beautiful as the evening sun shone through windows and as I went through various rooms, memories hit like waves and I sobbed. I took a few pictures of the empty rooms, but for what reason? I suppose trying to hold on to a tiny piece of that home in some way. I thought it was fitting that the evening sun was centered over the house and shining through the spruce tree that my husband bought and planted for my 40th birthday quite a few of those years ago. What a final goodbye to my beautiful home!
At the end of our hallway, we always measured the grand kids height and left a mark and date on the wall at birthdays or whenever we thought of it. I wanted to recreate that memory wall onto scrapbook paper but of course time ran out. Now, I realize I failed to get a picture of it.... So many memories etched in my mind.
For now we are staying in our daughter's yard in our motorhome for some much needed down time. We purchased her home but she doesn't have another place to move to. Next week we will go to BC where we have a second home and spend the rest of the summer. It is on Vancouver Island and I love the calming atmosphere of the ocean. It is a peaceful place and good for the body and soul.
I hope my beads fit in the back of our vehicle. I want to create but my mind and body is completely exhausted from this move. I have ordered more beads so maybe when they arrive, I will be motivated.
What do you do when you want to create but you avoid it at the same time? Oh yes, and what do you think of my new blog design by Karen Valentine Design?