12 August 2012

Beginning to sacrifice

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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12 comments:

  1. This is quite an exciting beginning - one of my friends from Bakersfield moved to Harlem this Summer and loves it there. I envy that ability - to pick up and move.

    I am grateful I came visiting from SOC Sunday today!

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    1. Thanks for stopping in. It is easier since I don't have as much stuff as most people, but I still have enough to cause some stress.

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  2. I can imagine that giving up everything you know and love to start from scratch in a new place is overwhelming. Trust God to take you through.
    Blessings!

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    1. Thank you. A few years ago, I wouldn't have been able to imagine it, either.

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  3. How brave and cool. You will never have any regrets not knowing what the future would have held for you if you don't make this move. Stopping by from SCS

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    1. Thanks! I definitely do not regret it yet. And even if it isn't perfect, at least I know that I tried, right?

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  4. Oh, I am SO UNBELIEVABLY JEALOUS you're moving to NYC! It's going to be a wonderful move for you!

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  5. Try to think of it not so much as sacrifices but changes, a different way of living, one that you would regret if you didn't at least try!

    I too am very enveous!! Packing up and doing what you are doing...don't know if I would have the guts! Hats off to you lady ;-)

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    1. Good point. They are just changes and things that will be different. Not sacrifices... I will have to keep repeating that.

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  6. What an exciting, wonderful beginning!

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