In my post ‘an end to downsizing‘, I concluded with the following –
With 1 week to go, the house is nearly completely empty. By Thursday, the last item to be placed in the PODS container will be the one and only remaining mattress. For the past 2 weeks it has been on the floor in the master bedroom for us to sleep on. After Thursday once the PODS container is picked up, I guess we will be sleeping on the floor. Friday we plan to bring the 5th wheel back home and park it in our next door neighbor’s driveway. They will be out of town this next weekend and are allowing us to park the 5th wheel there. We will load the 5th wheel with the remaining items from the house and be ready to leave promptly on Tuesday of next week once house closing papers are signed.
With 1 week to go, a year’s effort of downsizing is coming to an end. This chapter that Gary and I have experienced for quite some time is coming to an end. And the next chapter soon will begin.
In today’s post, I begin with the following –
The next chapter is here and we are living in it now.
Over 2 months ago, Gary and I completed downsizing, selling a house and moving to our current location here in Pensacola, Florida. Since all these activities took place we have lived in our 5th wheel with minimal belongings and minimal space. You know what? We absolutely love it!
We do not miss the big 3,800 sq. ft. house with the yard maintenance and we do not miss all the stuff we had accumulated over the years. The big house and all that stuff belongs to someone else now and we could not be happier about that. Gary and I wanted and more importantly needed to rid ourselves of those belongings that weighed us down and prevented us from moving forward with our lives.
The moving forward with our lives includes adventures across the United States and other places which at this time is on hold due to my medical care. Like an anchor that prevents a ship from drifting due to wind or current – our previous house and belongings were having the same effect. But, the moving forward, the selling of the home and now having less stuff is freedom. Freedom to go with the flow and wherever the wind takes us.
We have no regrets for moving and letting go of belongings and we are happier because of it.
Less stuff is good and tiny is good.