Day 11: Relocation Mode – 48 Hours to a New Beginning

I opened my Language of Letting Go meditation book this morning, and this was the reading. Enough said…. sometimes, I just need to drink it up and shut my mouth. 🙂 Accepting Change One day, my mother and I were working together in the garden. We were transplanting some plants for the third time. Grown […]

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Living Series: Divine Guidance and Agency

My cousin Bonni is the one that is responsible for this mess I’m in. When I first started writing this blog in August of last year, she said that she thought something big was going to come of this. In my imagination, I hoped that I would become this great writer and make lots of […]

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Day 9: Relocation Mode – It’s Party Time!

So, it’s been 9 days since I’ve given my notice at work. I’m hopeful – very, very hopeful. I have a buyer taking a second peek at my house on Sunday. My cousin Bonni has found me a potential rental house in Baton Rouge, and I’m leaving work a week earlier than projected. My friends […]

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Day 7: Relocation Mode – Old Routines

I’m hanging out at Starbucks on Sycamore View Road in Bartlett TN waiting on some coffee boxes and killing time while a prospective buyer is looking at my house. I used to work out this way for about 5 years. This Starbucks was my hangout. I’m not much on eating out for lunch. I prefer […]

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Day 6: Relocation Mode: Shifting Energy

Whenever I’ve moved, I’ve always envisioned a move like a seesaw. You know the seesaws we used to play on as kids? You always had to have people who were equal-sized on each end. Otherwise, one end would hover too high, and the other end would sit on the ground. As each person pushed off […]

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The Art of Being Single: Socializing

One of the benefits of being married is having a built-in companion for vacations, weekend activities and nightly dinners. It’s also one of the disadvantages. When I was married, I didn’t invest as heavily in my friendships and in socializing because it was easy to just go with my husband. And, truthfully, we did have […]

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Day 4 Relocation Mode: Unpacking Emotions – Packing Boxes

NOTE: The only thing going on in my life for the next few weeks at least will be moving. So, if you don’t want to read about it, I’d say take a Midlife Moments vacation. Sorry, but I’ll go insane if I don’t write about it, and this is my damn blog. Besides, you can […]

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Girl Talk: Country Come to Town

Yesterday was the Summer Solstice. This article in Psychology Today has the tagline that “Midsummer is an ideal time for new beginnings and a fresh start.” Hmmmm…. great time to move, maybe? My friend Gerry told me that the moon will be a supermoon tonight. This means that it will be the closest the moon […]

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Day 2: Relocation Mode – Meltdown

I am sweating my ass off. I listed my house last night and met one of my cousins for dinner. She and her family are camping at a nearby state park with their grandkids. I haven’t seen my cousin since high school. It was a lot of fun, and it was nice to eat some […]

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Moving Through Moving … Enjoy the Ride

Today has been a day filled with notes from people who are disappointed that I’m moving and those that are happy to have me back. It’s been rather fun to be in touch and get supported in this decision to move home. It makes me realize just how many friends I have… and how insane I […]

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