I figured something out… it’s not so much my condo I miss but the comfort level of having all my ‘stuff’ around me. If I needed anything most likely I could just go and get it. My son actually sparked that realization in me. We were having a pizza and when it came out of the oven the first thing I did was go towards the drawer to get the pizza cutter. Then I remembered I no longer have one. Same thing the week before I needed my meat thermometer… then I remembered…
Moving out of Stage 4 and into Stage 5…
5. LETTING GO & MOVING ON-
The final phase of this model is to let go of your need for the loss and to move on with your life. Sadness will lessen greatly, and new interests will gradually occupy your thoughts more and more, crowding out the misery and desolation. The final stage is when you “pull your life back together”.
Did you ever think you could grieve over ‘stuff’? Well, I had 15 years of stuff in my condo. 15 years of a life with my son and our cats. It’s little things as well as big things like I miss my furniture. It was comfy. I miss my heels and my boots… all gone.
I’ve always tried to look at it like a purge… I didn’t have a choice so… try to see the positive. But now I am feeling the pinch. I didn’t have the finances to put everything in storage so… over that homeless year more stuff was lost and it was lost with only necessities coming to my apartment. Necessities like clothes. Other things I had to buy new like dishes and silverware… little by little I will have my collection of ‘stuff’ again.
It’s interesting to see the realizations that blogging brings out in us. I’m glad you’re still reading too! lol These realizations are helping me pull my life back together!
Until next time… Blessed Be… Tanya