I have had a couple of days to relax and do nothing. A lot of things have changed – for the better. I needed this time to absorb it all. Also .. make lists.

I am a big list maker. I have small notebooks stashed in places, apps on my phone, lists in my head. Stuff that needs to be done, stuff that I want done, bucket list, honey do list.

Moving back into an RV full time came with a great opportunity to SORT first. The last time we moved from a 1700 sq ft brick ranch house to a 40′ 5th wheel … for weeks we had only a path through the boxes. Things we thought we wanted to keep, things we believed we would need.

This time we are afforded the chance to really go through things and let them go. I am finding this way easier than LK. He is a champ with it but I see he bothers him. The “what if I need this” voice is strong with him. Me, if I find that I have gotten rid of something that I NEED .. I get another one. Sentimental objects are a little different – but gadgets and such, it is the curse of being an Army Brat. You have to move so often, and you don’t always get to take all of your things with you, so you learn to let it go.

This time around I am trying really hard to let even the sentimental things fall away. Finding them good homes with people who will truly enjoy them and cherish them. Everything else, donated.

Collect moments not things.


Lehnanne

Lehnanne has shared with the internet her love of research, animals, and writing since 1996. She created and ran several independent online directories and communities. The desire to travel nurtured by every new duty station of her military family moves has stuck with her. When she is not busy being a cat servant and dog-mom, she enjoys exploring new places and dark chocolate.

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