This has been a month of transition. A month of letting go.
A month of clearing out our house in Houston, selling furniture, donating car loads of household things.
A month of spending time with friends and my children.
A month of dealing with visa paperwork and seeing Brian’s face only via Skype from nearly five thousand miles away (again).
A month of disassembling furniture, taking pictures off the walls, and storing just a few things.
It’s been a hard month. Of course there is the excitement and anticipation of moving to a new country, and the excitement and impatience of being on the same continent with my best friend and most favorite man on the planet, but there is also the difficulty of saying goodbye over here and of letting go of my little house that was my refuge after my divorce. My little house that has been my ‘place’ with my kids, where we got ourselves back.
But it’s good. Every box of books or bag of clothes I haul out of here and give to someone else gives me a little more freedom. I’m breathing easier and feeling lighter.
In six days I’ll land in Edinburgh and start another new chapter of my most amazing life. These feet of mine have taken me to some incredible places, and walked with some beautiful people. Now they have the chance to take me to even more places where I’ll meet even more people.
** “From Where I Stand” is my 366 photo project. Every day during 2012 I take a photo of my feet wherever I happen to be, with whomever is willing to be part of my crazy project. Click here to see the whole collection on Flickr.