My office is empty, the bookshelves are gone, and I have six packages of books ready to be rehomed. I've entered the final countdown to my new adventure. In less than two weeks my condo will be sold and I'll be heading south with all my worldly possessions (mostly books - is anyone surprised?).
I've worked hard these past few weeks. There's nothing like a long-distance move to encourage a person to get rid of non-essential "stuff." Difficult decisions have been made but, you know what? As tough as they were to make in the moment, with each item I chose to toss, donate, or sell, my spirit has felt more free. There really is something to be said for living with material "lightness."
I've now entered the phase of the moving process I like to call my Farewell Food Tour (FFT). It actually began last Monday and will continue through this week and into the next, my final week in North Carolina. It's been a mix of breakfast, lunch, dinner, and coffee dates with dear friends who have been rays of sunshine in my life. There's been laughter, reminiscing, and, yes, more than a few tears. This is the bittersweet portion of moving but these friendships will endure. I'll make sure of it.
Though my schedule has been packed (see what I did there?), I've still found time to lose myself in some good books. Watch for reviews over the next few weeks. Now it's time to get back to packing (I'm on my final room) then get ready for tonight's stop on the FFT.
What's going on in your life this month?
What are you reading?
What are you looking forward to reading?
Are you a "live light" person or do you enjoy being surrounded by material memories?
SIX randomly chosen people who post a comment before 11:00 PM, April 27 will each receive a package of books.
*Must be 18
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