Packing, Leaving, And New Adventures

I’m packing. Yes, still. I feel that all I do anymore is pack. Well, that and talk about packing.This weekend, I am leaving this place I’ve called home for most of the last twenty-five years and the preparations are working me over in all of the ways that “The Work” does.

I am amazed by how much of my physical environment I had stopped seeing until I shifted into this phase of the moving journey. When my wife moved to Minnesota last summer (to start law school), I started using the desk in our bedroom. I liked it. It felt like hers. It made me feel close to her even though she was so far away.

Meanwhile, back downstairs, my desk slipped into some sort of twilight zone. Today, it’s almost exactly as it waswhen she left. The same things are in the drawers, mostly untouched. The same things are on top, still lovely and inspiring, but I haven’t been close enough to them to actually be inspired for months.

As I’ve been tending to the rest of the house, one layer after the next, I’ve felt that desk come back to life. I’m aware that there are things in the drawers that need to be released. Also, there are things that need a proper home in our new apartment in Minneapolis. My desk is going to be my daughter’s now and I need to deal with my stuff. It’s calling to me, loudly, but I know I need space–silence and physical space and alone-ness–to face what’s there and to do what needs to be done.

Soon, I’ll be packing up my desk. My Desk. The desk that, for me at least, represents my work here at Seeds and Weeds Coaching. I have no idea what the future holds for me professionally, but this business–at least in this way–will be a thing of the past when I leave Nashville this weekend.

This is huge.

I am beginning a new professional collaboration this weekend, too. (Crazy timing, I know, but this is just how it worked out.) It’s an experiment basically and I hope that the adventure is a wildly successful path to my future, that this is the transition into the fully blossomed life that I’ve been cultivating for the last five years. If it is true for me to continue to do this work–my heart’s work–I trust that the Universe will provide a path for it to be so.

Oh, I can feel the emotions brewing within. It almost takes my breath away. It’s so tempting to flee, to push them away, to numb all that these extraordinary shifts are calling forward to be released. Instead, I will breathe, deeply, and remember that like you… I am a Wildflower and leaning toward the Light is what we do.
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Elena T.
Elena Poensgen4 years ago

Thank you :)

GGma Sheila D.
Sheila D4 years ago

Christy, I wish you luck in your new home and in whatever your future brings.

Camilla Vaga
Camilla Vaga4 years ago

happy journey

Mac C.
mac C4 years ago

Happy journey to you, Christy! Enjoy the big experience.

Ernie Miller
william Miller4 years ago

I am about to move however stay right where I am its time to just mix it up and get rid of the unused

Catherine M.
Catherine M4 years ago

Thank you, Christy, for your honest and thoughtful stories. I first came across your posts about how to de-clutter. Since then your articles have taken a whole new life, a more deeper, personal narrative. You are wonderful story-teller. Good luck to you and your family. May good health and good fortune accompany your journey ahead.

Beth Wilkerson
Beth Wilkerson4 years ago

Change can be very good.

Sue T.
Susan T4 years ago

Welcome to Minnesota. Minneapolis is not Minnesota. but we all are mn nice lol

heather g.
heather g4 years ago

Lucky you !

Wim Zunnebeld
Wim Zunnebeld4 years ago