My Life in Boxes

“If you’re brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.”

After spending a majority of my childhood being tossed from place to place, I was relieved to finally sink my roots into a home.  Our home.  It wasn’t big.  It wasn’t glamorous.  It had occasional roof leaks, chips in the bathroom sink, chronic creaking in the floors, but it was exactly what our family needed.  When the sun would set and cast a golden, pink haze through our windows, there was nowhere in the world I would rather be.  It represented safety and stability; the things in life I crave more than anything. 

Our safe haven was threatened by a druggie thief, and I soon found my life in boxes.  Six years of memories shoved into cardboard.  Even if you are moving to a better location, seeing your life compacted into little cubes does something to you.  Watching your home turn into an empty vessel is bittersweet to say the least.  It scrambles your heart.

I thought the laughs, love and happy memories we made there would be trapped in the walls, but that is far from the truth.  We get to carry all of that goodness with us.  Let the tears, heartache, fair-weather friends, resentment, guilt, anger and sleepless nights take their place.  Let the hollow rooms choke the painful pieces of the past and evaporate into dust.

I traded old, empty walls for new, freshly painted walls, but I am eternally grateful for the clean slate. It’s a blank page; an opportunity to grow, change and learn.

Thank you, Unit E, for being exactly what we needed during a crucial season of our lives. I hope the ones that take our place embrace your potential and appreciate you like we certainly did.

Here’s to the future!

All my love,

16 thoughts on “My Life in Boxes

  1. Aww friend. I wish you nothing but luck on your new place! I know letting go can be so hard, but you’ve got this!!

  2. Moving is so tough 💜 But it can also be really hopeful. And like you said, all that happiness gets to travel WITH you! Wishing you all the best in this next adventure.

    Miles of smiles,

  3. My lovely butterfly, even though saying goodbye is one of the hardest tasks to do in the end, you and your family will find peace and prosperity regardless of where you move. I’m wishing you all the best of luck in the new place. I cannot wait to see what this new positive energy will blossom into. 🖤

  4. Saying goodbye is one of the hardest things to do and sometimes it’s for the best. I’m wishing you the best of luck in your new home and I know you’ll create some new memories in your new home!

  5. Nothing quite like the feel of a blank canvas, a new beginning, a new season in life! I hope this Chapter of your life turns out to be Amazing!!

  6. You got this gorgeous!! Moving from places to places when you were child is rough but at least you made great memories 💚! I’m happy for you since you found a place to stay and called it home 💚! Wish you nothing but the best 🧡!

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