Letting Go of the Old to Make Room for the New

As I’ve told my girls, nothing that makes your heart smile will be left behind. I wish I could say the same. Matters of the heart are never easy.

Moving quotes started to come in – 3 bedroom house, about 5500 to 6000 pounds, from Edmonton to the Comox Valley in March, the price would be $3400 to $4000 + tax and it would take 4 to 12 business days.

Whoa, slow down here. $4000 and 2.5 weeks to move our stuff? Looking around my house, there’s a lot of well-loved pieces but there really isn’t anything outside of my art, books, tarot and oracle decks, crystal and essential oil collections, a couple bins of toys for each one of my littles, Christmas tree ornaments (they’re all Nightmare Before Christmas) and clothes. Nothing worth the $4,000 fee and the stress of not knowing when the truck will show up with our stuff.

Makes way more sense to sell off our belongings and start fresh. Take only what we need and cherish. Things that matter to our hearts. The rest of it is just stuff. Stuff we no longer need as we move forward.

It’s not just stuff that’s being taken away to make room for the new. Friendships, clients, relationships. Everything is being shed and healed so we can move forward and receive. I have to keep the momentum of my steam engine going full speed ahead. Besides, trains take way too long to stop, or so Hollywood stories tell me.

Change can suck but it’s necessary. Purging is good for the soul, it literally releases you from bonds of a carrying around stuff that doesn’t really matter. Declutter and breathe deeper.

As I’ve told my girls, nothing that makes your heart smile will be left behind. I wish I could say the same.

Recently, I reconnected with someone I had dated and loved so very much previously and things went really well. No real time was lost in our connection and things were really good. We figured we would have more time and when my house sold in mere days, the question needed to be asked, what do we do now?

Between tears, he knew in his heart that he needs to stay. I knew I had to go and we ended up in an impasse with the realization that our relationship had an expiry date. None of this is easy. Not at all.

So, in typical optimistic Jen form, I’m going to focus on the time we did have. The jokes, the music exchanges over fits of laughter, debates, beautiful meals, It’s Always Sunny, Jelly Bellies, and the love, desire, and care we have for each other. Ours is a rare connection that is likely to end up in a Nicolas Sparks book and movie. It’s simply not now. We have a bond and friendship that will continue.

I sincerely hope he finds so much happiness, love, kindness, and compassion in his life. I hope his whole soul bubbles up with bliss and that everything comes together beautifully. I hope he finds everything he’s looking for in this life and then some.

I sincerely hope our belongings find new homes and that they bring the same amount of happiness to others as they did to us.

It’s time to let go of the old to bring in the new. I’m ready. We’re all ready.

Bravely Walking Forward (as fast as I can today)



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