August has been another busy month with big changes in our life. We have been packing, moving house, unpacking (not finished yet), purchasing new furniture (exciting) and August is also my birth month and this year I am 65!
BE-ing this month for me has been stepping back from taking online Sessions in the Strong Healthy Women Virtual Studio, social media and less important things in life to concentrate on our priority of moving house, family time and looking towards exciting times ahead.
It has been about BE-ing open to change, saying ‘adieu’ and new beginnings.
It has been about BE-ing happy who I am and where I am in life.
I’m not sure I will be moving for some time………
I thought I was fit but moving house is huge even though we had sold our apartment furnished and only had boxes to move. It is amazing how much we accumulate and despite doing a Mary Kondo before we move, as I unpack I’m decluttering even more. We certainly don’t need as much ‘stuff’ so this is a great opportunity to clear the clutter.
Moving home is a big change as well. We have moved from an apartment by the ocean back to Brisbane and into a two-storey townhouse with a small courtyard.
Why move from a lovely home and location?
Some have asked me this question and I did absolutely love our home BUT it was a long drive to see my family and both my husband and I wanted to be back close to them. My grandsons are so happy to have Nan living only a 4 minute drive away, especially as where we live has a pool!
My husband has adjusted very well, but I am a person who tends to become attached to people and places. Whilst I know we have made the right decision, it was still difficult to let go of our apartment and friends on the Coast.
Change is not easy is it? We are pushed out of our comfort zone and even though we had lived in Brisbane for many years, we are still having to have a time of adjustment – no sound of the ocean, no high rise buildings surrounding us. We are in a small townhouse complex of 7 and it is a gated community. We have met a couple of the neighbours but are pleasantly surprised to find it so quiet. Although, I love people, I do value my privacy and quiet time and I think that is how the other residents feel as well.
Another year around the Sun
I’m closing out the month with another year around the Sun. At 65, I feel that there is so much more to enjoy in life and I’m comfortable in my own skin. It is a great feeling and one that really comes with age and wisdom from life experiences.
We celebrated with a lovely lunch hosted by my daughter and son-in-law and it was wonderful to have both my daughter and son and their families together to enjoy some quality time. It was also great that we are all so much closer to each other. Where we lived on the Coast, it would literally be a day to drive, visit and drive home again and with everyone so busy, get-togethers were few and far between.
We have a trip planned to Tasmania in October which I can resume planning now that the move is complete.
Life is good but then life is what you make it, isn’t it?
Welcome to the 2022 WOTY Link Party
The 2022 WOTY Link Party is a way for us to stay accountable to our WOTY (or Goals or Intentions if you haven’t settled on a particular Word for the Year) and write about how we are tracking each month on the last Thursday PM (Northern Hemisphere)/ Last Friday AM (Southern Hemisphere). We would still encourage everyone to leave a comment or if you have written a post feel free to link up with us.
What: 2022 Word of the Year Link Party (#2022wotylinkpary).
When: Last Thursday PM (Northern Hemisphere)/ Last Friday AM (Southern Hemisphere). The link will be open for 3 days so you’ve got plenty of time to join.
Why: To encourage us all to keep the focus on our chosen WOTY (OR GOAL OR INTENTION)
Where: Link Party, Blog, Blog Comments, Instagram or other Social Media.
Who: This linkup is open to everyone.
How: You can share in the comments, with a blog post, or on other social media of your choice. Include the hashtag #2022wotylinkparty so that we can find you and include your link in our posts.
Be a proud contributor to #2022wotylinkparty
To show our appreciation to all participants, contributors are welcome to display this badge on their blog, website or social media.
Sharing their WOTY progress this month
Take a moment to link through to see what my co-hosts and others have written……
Now over to you – how are you living your WOTY, Goal or Intention?
Deb, Donna, Jo and I hope that you will join us each month and share what you’ve been doing to focus on your 2022 WOTY. If you have any questions just ask us. You can also link to any, or all of our posts, with a pingback, that way we get to see your posts quicker!