Sunday, November 30, 2014

happenings 11/30/2014

Well, gosh, it's been a minute. I've been through some things. New things are happening. Let me fill you in. So this few seasons I was living in my vintage trailer with my cats and my boyfriend. We had plans to pull the trailer down to Port Aransas, Texas at the beginning of December, and live there for a few months before heading back to Wisconsin. We even had a place reserved (an awesome RV park really close to the gulf). Well, my boyfriend decided to change things up and buy a house up here in Door County instead. Huge change of plans. Honestly, I wasn't too happy to be ditching our Texas plan, I had been really looking forward to it. But we decided we would perhaps take a van trip down there instead.

There was a one and a half month gap between when our park was closing up for the season here and when my bf was closing on his house, so we decided to stay with his parents in the interim. Unfortunately, I couldn't bring my cats with me so they stayed with a friend, and I visited them every day.

Finally closing day happened and we started moving our stuff in. A few days later, however, I was moving out and into my own place. I'm in a pretty unstable place in my life and I guess, even though I've been upset about a lot of things, lately, it's good that I'm going to be in a place where I can sort things out, literally and figuratively.

In the next four months I plan on selling and donating over fifty percent of my belongings. I have moved six times in the past year (six!!!), and every time, though I'm hopeful it will be the last for a while, I guess I can never be sure anymore. But something I've realized after moving all my things that much in such a short amount of time is this: I need to downsize. My lifestyle is pretty transient at this point, and having all these things is getting to be quite impractical. It's not like I even have that much. But still, it's gotta go. I'll post some links when I decided to get some stuff for sale online.

All the money I make is going towards savings and a van trip that I hope to be taking next March.
My new place is nice, but pretty expensive (then again everything seems expensive after paying next to nothing in the trailer). It's only for a few months, and then maybe I'll move back into the trailer for the warms months. Anyways, I have my kitties back, and I'm living alone and without roommates for the first time in my life. This is a good time for me to reevaluate some things and see where the next few months lead.

Of course, I definitely mean to get back to creating regular content! I've definitely missed that part of my life. I'm glad to be back!


Laura said...

glad too see you're back:-) and it truly sounds like you've been through a lot lately, hope you're okay! i also hope you'll have a lovely time living with your cats and that it would be a bit more permanent soon. downsizing to a half of your belongings is so brave, i get so attached to things that even though i'd like to do something like that i don't think i could! xx

Georgia said...

glad to see you're back. it can feel so cleansing to rid ourselves of all that stuff we accumulate over the years. It's amazing how little we truly need, when it comes down to it.



lucinda smith said...

downsizing can be so liberating. if nothing else, all the moving you've done this year has offered you the opportunity to evaluate what your really need and reduce the unnecissary things that can accumulate. i hope that you are able to use this time to figure things out and get in a better place. good luck, friend. xo

Panty Buns said...

You have my sympathy for having to go through the difficult tumult of moving, sorting, changes, uncertainties, upset and anxiety. I've boxed things up and moved a few times, always in haste, and it seems I never get things totally unpacked and sorted again. I'm certain you'll be better at it than I have been in the past.
I always love reading your blog posts. You have my best wishes for the future!

Lostvestige said...

It's good to have some time alone and figure things out for yourself. I wish you the best of luck with your new journeys!

Abigail ~ said...

wow, six times in the last year. that sounds like fun, but also hectic. i think the texas plan sounds lovely, i'd love to be able to do something like that one day. i'm sorry it feel through, and all the craziness that followed, but i look forward to hearing more of your adventures :D

Hannah Rupp said...

You've certainly had a lot on your plate lately! I really hope you're able focus on you for awhile and get some normalcy back in your life. (whatever that may look like!) Best of luck to you, take care! :)

Lady Lilith said...

Ouch. 6 times is a lot. I recently re-did one of the rooms in my house and that was difficult enough. I cannot image you having to do all your belongings 6 times.

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