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Transition….. April 29, 2011

Posted by boaktree in Uncategorized.

I’m surrounded by boxes.  We’ve been carefully packing up the things we can do without until the move is complete.  Some things, like books, only just came out of boxes mere weeks before we decided to move again.  (See, we truly weren’t intending to move any time soon.)

As for why we hadn’t ever truly finished unpacking?

This house, while it is gorgeous, and we have been very blessed to have lived here for the past year, has never felt like “home”.  It has always felt like a place of transition.  Maybe that simply has to do with the fact that we don’t own it.  Maybe it has more to do with where we were at in our lives.  I will say that not being able to paint the walls and decorate as I wish had much to do with it never feeling quite right.

We have joked that it’s been like a really, really awesome and affordable hotel stay.  We have basically lived like it is.  We barely put anything up on the walls, left the lacy curtains our landlords put up in place, didn’t have a vegetable garden, and didn’t paint a thing.

It’s been nice in a way, not having to invest much energy into this place.  This past year has been a point in my life I haven’t had much extra energy to give, so I didn’t really mind not being able to do many of the things I would have done were this place ours.  However, I’m ready to move on to something more.

I’m ready to  leave the transition place.  I’m ready to move on to the next chapter in my life.  I’m ready to make our new place our “home” both inside and out.  I can’t wait to pour my energy into transforming that 1.7 acres of the earth into our own personal sanctuary.

One more week.



1. Lindsay - April 29, 2011

So exciting! The place we are in now is our transition home, and I’ve got piles of boxes that never got unpacked. How wonderful for your family to have a place to really settle into!

2. saird - April 29, 2011

Yep, can’t wait to get painting!

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