Today is moving day for me. I am leaving here permanently and temporarily moving into a friend's log home loft while she is on a trip...what's next after that remains to be seen. Some changes are easy and some are not, and some are mixed - which is pretty much the case this time. I have more "stuff" than anytime since moving to Florida 10 years ago. In fact, this is the first time in my life that I have rented a self-storage space for things I won't be needing on a daily basis. How long before the cost of the storage rent will exceed the cost of replacing the items? So that's one thing. Of all the plants I grew here I have about 36 potted plants to take with me, and two young adult cats that have been with me most of their lives. One is indoor/outdoor and the other is outdoor/indoor. The home I'm moving into temporarily already has a cat and a dog. The owner is concerned her cat will bolt and disappear when my cats arrive. I really hope not. If her pets don't get along with my cats then I will have to find another place for my cats.
And this time I really feel like I'm too old to be invited into someone's life and then shuffled off again when the other person is no longer satisfied with me - not once but twice. One for sure thing, I am ready for that part of my life to change. In all fairness, my heart's desires and innermost dreams weren't about to be fulfilled in this place either. So, it's all good.
Here's a favorite quote by Lily Tomlin:
"Forgiveness means giving up all hope for a better past."
Last but not least - for years I dreamt of one day living in a log home! However brief this stay may turn out to be, this is it!