September 7, 2017

A Little Lost

I have all kinds of drafts half done with pictures of our apartment (my favorite place we've ever lived), our last few weeks in the city, Europe pictures, random stories, Beautycounter news and book posts - but honestly, my brain is spinning in circles and I'm skipping all of those today. Instead, I'll leave a quick update on where we are at and some thoughts on the world. Deep, I know. Don't expect anything too much.

We are in Minneapolis. We are back in the office. But we have no home.

It's a strange feeling really. 95% of our belongings are somewhere in New York being stored until we have a delivery address - hopefully they make it to us. The rest of our stuff is scattered between a couple of suitcases, my dad's guest room and our trunk.

Don't worry too much - we have a wonderful AirBnB that we are staying in while we figure out long term plans. Plus, we had a work trip already scheduled for next week, so we knew we'd already be on the road shortly after arrival. Let's just hope that we can find something for October so we can get really settled.

As a planner, I was anticipating that this approach to our cross country move would send me into a tail spin of stress. Instead, I've been relatively calm and zero tears have been shed. Instead, I've developed an eye twitch that shows up a few times a day. After 15 minutes of internet reading, I've diagnosed myself with unconscious stress. I guess it's a thing, but I'll just keep working on my deep breathing and hopefully this will go away soon.

I think the best way to describe my current mental state is a little lost. I'm still getting NYC emails and updates because I need to unsubscribe and unfollow certain things. I'm feeling so out of the loop on our friends in MN and have to figure out how to work us into their lives again. Usually we visit for a weekend and can gather everyone together, but they all have busy lives, so it's not that easy knowing that we are back now.

It's just a strange feeling and I'm not sure how to deal with it, so we are just trying to take it one day at a time. If you have any advice on making home feel like home again, send them my way.

In other news, the country is being consumed by fires and hurricanes. Taking even a second right now to complain about anything in my life is ridiculous. Please keep sending money and items needed to all the communities affected by the natural disasters happening around the country. If you don't have the means to help, I urge you to look around and start making changes in your life and how you impact the environment and the communities you live in.

Every single one of us is responsible to help this planet and our neighbors no matter what party or religion you belong to. Please.

1 comment:

  1. I tried to comment on this 100 times yesterday LOL.

    Yes to helping however you can.

    Peace to you in this time of transition.


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