I can’t believe that in 24 hours I will be living in a new apartment. I have been in my current place for over 10 years – much longer than I’ve been writing the hundreds of posts on this blog. Wow!
A lot has happened in the last 10 years and maybe I’ll look back over them another time. But at this moment, I’m looking forward.
I’m looking forward to my gorgeous new kitchen with the island in the middle, granite counters, beautiful appliances, and open feel. I’m looking forward to the comfortable living room, the lovely patio (my first ever outdoor space!), and my 2 bedroom closets. I’m looking forward to the apartment complex’s gym and book club. I’m looking forward to off street parking. I’m looking forward to meeting my new neighbors and their dogs. I’m looking forward to getting a dog of my own! I’m looking forward to living in a place with no stairs! I’m looking forward to peace and quiet and a view of trees.
Yes, there are things I’ll miss about my old place. The many windows, lovely open views, and easy walking to lots of great things will be missed. I’ll miss being able to take the T (our subway) whenever I want to (and feel up to it.) I’ll miss having a lot of activity around. I’ll miss having friends without cars visit me (the new place requires a car.)
There are things I’ll miss but so many more that I’m looking forward to, and I’m focused on those.
I’m also excited and proud of myself that I managed to prepare without getting *too* stressed out or fatigued or pained. Thanks to some new supplements I’m feeling pretty good, I’ve been careful to pace myself, and my wonderful mother has been incredibly helpful. Not only did she come over twice to pack boxes in the last month, but now she’s staying over at my place for the two nights before the move to help me with final preparations. She’s an angel, and I’m super lucky to have her in my life.
And with that, I’m signing off for a few days. Hopefully I’ll have internet access at the new place right away (but the cable company has been difficult about that, so we’ll see.) I’ll be busy alternating between unpacking boxes and getting lots of rest.
See you on the other side!
Oh, Blessings on your new adventure in your new place, CR!
Thanks Karen! I appreciate it!
Congrats! Good luck with the move 😊
Thanks so much Invisible Pain!
Wow! Such fantastic news. It sounds like a much better place for you. So glad you had your Mum to help you. Merry Christmas from Lorna, Fritz (hubby) Matt (son) and sloppy puppy kisses from Tu-Lei xx
Aw, thanks Lorna! And happy holidays to you all, too! And a nice scratch behind the years for Tu-Lei 🙂
Congratulations on your new home. I’m sure you’ll have lots of stories to tell us after you’ve moved, and I’ll be looking forward to them. Hope you have a very happy (and healthy) holiday season.
Thanks CM! I wish the same for you, too.
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