Less is more! – Aug. 8/16 = 9

Posted By Amy Lee

“We are not rich by what we possess but by what we can do without.” – Immanuel Kant


Life is indeed full of surprises!  Within 72 hours my house – the house I called “home” for the past 6.5 years – was sold, inspected and subject removed.  I can’t recall ever feeling this relieved in my life!   Feeling truly “baggage free” for the first time!

My first choice after I leave this house would be to rent my mom’s basement so I can be physically closer to her and start bonding with her.  However, it’s already been exactly 30 years since I left home. Suddenly moving in seems so intrusive and invasive. She might feel that I was disrupting her and her husband’s privacy. I would completely respect that if she felt that way.

Then I thought of moving to my winter home in Arizona.  I also considered moving in as a guest with Allen as his place has two spare rooms.  As well, Yvonne offered me to house sit for her. There are a lot of options available so am not stressing out, especially since I still have three months prior to the completion date.

Right now, however, what I plan to do is thoroughly enjoy the feeling of being completely “baggage free” for the first time in my life.  All the furniture will be left for the new owner.  I plan to donate a lot of stuff and pack up the rest in boxes and store them in a garage. I can’t wait to be a “free bird”!

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I just spent a good 90 minutes speaking with Deon as an adult, about our future, now that the house has been sold. He’s so mature and understanding! I’m indeed very happy and blessed to have travelled with him for those two wonderful and challenging years. The foundation of trust and respect that we built is irreplaceable and has stood the test of time.

I honestly haven’t felt this light in ages. Light – as in  relieved and stress-free. I am both humbled and content now, in a very positive way.  I am really looking forward to the “reset” of my life and all the opportunities and possibilities that lie before me after November 28, 2016!


“Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are.  When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.” – Lao Tzu

2 thoughts on “Less is more! – Aug. 8/16 = 9

  1. Great! Like the quote what you posted: Be content with what you have , rejoice in the way things are. I am looking forward to meet different YOU on Oct. enjoy your trip!

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