First of all, I want to say, if you are reading this blog today, that it is talking about an actual house move. In fact, not just one but several. Let’s take it from the beginning.
I consider myself a stable person, I like my routines, I have my rituals and I love to plan ahead. Great so far, right? What I didn’t know when I moved to London is that all of my security would be gone out the window. Moving to another country and especially to one of the metropoleis of Europe is life changing in so many ways.
I had to create new routines and find my way around the city but also around doing things with a fresh perspective. I have found my favourite shops and brands, I have bought new things, I have received things from Freecycle (yay) and I have also gifted several items I no longer needed over and over. And trust me when I say, I have done it a dozen times already in the last eight years!
Yet every time I need to move house, I need to recreate a piece of me and find the correct systems and mechanisms. In Greece we say ‘every start is difficult’ and I have experienced that difficult start quite a few times. The time when you need to pack your belongings, get rid of unnecessary things, accurately measure what fits where and find people that can reliably help you is here once more.
This time, I don’t know exactly where I will be living in the next month or so. I have decided it will be an adventure hoping it will make the transition less stressful. I am content with not planning every single detail of this move and allowing fate to show me signs instead that will help me decide. I am still trying to do my best but I will not burn myself out this time.
During these globally difficult times, I have to preserve my energy and positivity for my sanity and health are way more important than some clothes or furniture I probably have no use for. So if you’re going through a house move or any other change in your life, try to preserve your energy and channel it where it matters. Identify what’s important and allow yourself to take it easy. Give yourself permission to explore new ways of thinking and acting in order to discover new systems. And who knows, you might even surprise yourself.