u n p a c k i n g
We have lived in the new house for a little over two months. I am beginning to realize that unpacking everything and being settled here is going to take a good six months to a year.
My husband inherited hundreds of books about 9 years ago that once belonged his author father. In our last house we had several bookcases build in, and a huge walk up attic for them to live in.
Right now they are in our a storage room filled so much we can't walk in or really unpack.
I ordered several bookcases last week and I am sure I will order more if what arrives, I actually like.
Once we unpack the books and place them onto shelves I can start to un- bury my furniture projects that are also being stored and start to work on those as well. I am thinking that will be sometime next winter.
The last time we moved I was a stay at home mom (12 years ago). I had the time to get us settled in very quickly.
It is in my nature that I get things done quickly. I am going to have to be patient with myself since this time we are having professionals do the flooring and I am doing all of the minor cosmetic work myself and painting most of the interior rooms.
Which is what I am supposed to be doing today but instead I thought I should unpack my stress instead.
I wanted to walk down to the new waterfront park that opened in Tacoma. An hour later and halfway there I turned back home. It was much further than I thought. But it was a beautiful walk and I unpacked some of the stress I wanted to get rid of.
I had a boyfriend in college that said my theme song was by Alabama "I'm in a Hurry". The line after that is "Rushing, rushing until life's no fun". He was't the nicest to me a lot of time and must have only saw the hurry part, because I really do try to make my life fun.
I am "fun" and "cute" remember (joke)? See last post for reference.
I am realizing that this year is about slowly unpacking my house and myself. Giving myself permission to take my time.
My house and myself do not have to be perfect.