Creating a sense of peace within the chaos of life changes

For the last 12 years I have been living in the family home of my parents. They are gone and left us siblings this home. When I moved back here I was not intending to stay, but to find a new home elsewhere and sell this home for us. Life and all got in the way and I did my best to deal with what has been, only to come to the same conclusion that I had when I moved here. It’s time to go.

This house was full of memories and full of other peoples stuff, family stuff, and I have just added to that, subtracting little. Mostly I tried to ignore what was here, but no more. So I am slowing sifting through and clearing, some of it is easy and some of it not so easy. But it needs to be done.

I was hoping to be gone from the desert before the summer heat, I am less certain that that will happen now. I will be gone as soon as possible and that is all I know for sure. I have been making some living adjustments to help make the heat easier to take, including moving into a smaller space within the house and adding a small borrowed air conditioner that will help to keep my space cool in the heat.
This small space includes the kitchen and living room where I now work, and sleep, and live. It reminds me of the smaller apartments I have lived in at other times in my life and it actually feels very cozy and comfortable. One of the things I have noticed about this is that it is easier to keep organized and it feels like a peaceful place in the midst of chaos.

The other rooms are where change is happening. Clearing, cleaning, shredding, and purging, all of these things are activities that are part of my days and when I have had enough chaos I can come to my peaceful place and breath and work, and create, and live. This was a good decision on my part and one I was not expecting.

I am so grateful to all my family and friends for all the support they are giving me in this time of change. I appreciate you all here, who read my posts. I am glad to hear that you are inspired to make your own changes, tackle your own mountains, and find creative ways to move forward in your lives. Someone asked when does life get easy? I think there really is no answer to that question. Change never stops. Once the streams flow is dammed up it stagnates and life is exactly like that.

So on we go. I highly recommend creating your own peaceful place wether you can do it in your mind, a corner of a room, or as I have a confined environment, it certainly can give you strength to carry on with the tasks you need to accomplish.

Have a happy day!

Published by cherylmcdonald

Thank you for taking a little time to get to know me. Making art has been my life, I love to tell stories through words and pictures. I am a multi-media artist working in photography, watercolor, various drawing media, and sometimes digital art.

2 thoughts on “Creating a sense of peace within the chaos of life changes

  1. Very true words, Cheryl. Sometimes it is hard to let things go, (and you wonder why it is difficult with certain things) but sometimes LIFE makes that decision for you and you just have to work with it. I believe that the relocation will work well for you. You have good karma.
    I’m slowly engaged in the process of cleaning – Spring Cleaning Time! I just don’t want to saddle anyone with my stuff when the time comes.

    Love your Bodie door knob work!!

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