I'm beginning to get rid of things in my apartment. I delivered the first pieces of furniture to Kid Sis #3 for her to sell yesterday. I have sorted out more clothes, shoes, and old wallets to give away. I have begun to sort items into piles for the boxes they will go into for my move from StL to NYC (which hopefully is completed by the end of this week).
I am getting ready to begin a new phase of my life.
I know I will begin some things that could be great, but I am also beginning to realize the things I will be sacrificing.
I will be giving up the standard of living that I have been accustomed to for basically my whole life: grass, yards, a car, having a large living area with washer and dryer in the unit, a well kept apartment (inside and out), knowing at least a little bit of what to expect from a job, paying a reasonable amount of money for an apartment rather than exorbitant prices, easily accessible (by car) grocery stores with really good, fresh food.
It is a lot to give up, but hopefully there will be benefits gained. If not right away, perhaps once I get settled and used to the areas of NYC and the way various aspects of the city works.
This is just a little bit of my five minutes of thoughts on today's prompt from Jana's Thinking Place (host of Stream of Consciousness Sunday): Beginnings.
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