Sometimes, like this fall crocus, you’ve got to let yourself go against the prevailing theme of the season.
I skipped work today. There were no deadlines, but still, Tuesdays are my Monday. It’s not like there wasn’t plenty of work to do. Instead, I chose to continue unpacking my things. I have been living here in Texas with my fiance for 14 months. It’s about time I unpacked, don’t you think?
As I quoted Gwen Bell yesterday, “Our internal lives are heavier than our luggage.” Her words morphed into a recurring echo of, “thoughts are heavier than things,” in my brain today, which led to the realization that if I weren’t feeling ‘light’ here, those boxes of mine would definitely remain packed.
It has taken me all this time to mentally unravel and feel completely safe and secure, secure enough to get down and dirty with mundane-yet-meaningful decisions such as, “Should I have a separate drawer for socks and tights, or toss them all together?”
Reverb 10 prompt: Appreciate. What’s the one thing you have come to appreciate most in the past year? How do you express gratitude for it?
I suppose the thing I am most grateful for right now is the home my fiance has given me, and I mean home on more levels than simply the roof over my head. My fiance has not, for a single moment, made me feel unwelcome. I am grateful. I am unfurling!
I blogged about some of those other levels of ‘home’ in a post called, Chuck Norris and a Morphed Sense of Home .
How do I express gratitude for this? Really now, isn’t that a bit personal? ;p Seriously, though, I have absolutely no poker face, so I’m sure my smile conveys much of my gratitude, in addition to my words.