Baggage

I’ve moved from Cabot to Rogers Arkansas,  I’ve also moved to a new blogging address.  It may be awkward for awhile as I work to figure out the new system, just as it is strange trying to learn my way around a new town.  Still, change is good and I have every reason to believe things will only improve.

Things are hectic lately.  I am still sending changes of address to various places of business, unpacking boxes, trying to make new connections.  I have found a local clown alley, the nearest Irish music session, two farmers markets, a health food store, a town festival, and monthly art walk.  I am still looking into local business laws to see what I can and cannot do as a clown, harpist, and writer.  There is a lot more going on in this city than my old one.  The coming month will be interesting as I investigate these.  I would like to make some new connections and get back to doing the things that I love.

The move was chaotic as moves often are.  My exercise schedule went to pieces as did my food plan and general sense of organization.  I packed and packed and became acutely aware of having too much stuff, or maybe too much of the wrong kind of stuff.  There were items I no longer used, clothing that no longer fit me.  Life moves on and I need to do some serious weeding out of items.  Maybe I’ll have a yard sale.  Maybe I’ll sell some of it off or give it away.

Everyone has baggage.  Old items, old ideas.  We get cluttered in our physical space and yes, in our mental spaces as well.  There are things I want to do now that my family is getting settled in.  Items I would like to acquire, yet to do so, I have to let some things go or my house will get so crowded I won’t be able to move.  I would like to do some new things as well, but there are only so many hours in a day.  I have to make choices as to what I will pursue.  Shall I get a day job?  Go to college?  Start a study group?  Focus on that novel?  I’m considering various options.

Of course, you don’t have to move into another town to make such choices.  They can begin at any time.  If I become stressed about having so many choices and not knowing which way to go, it’s comforting to know that tomorrow I can change my mind and set out in a whole new direction.  The world is full of possibilities.

It’s a good day to explore them.