by Olivia Cunning
Summer is only a few days old, but mine is already crazy. Last month, I was wishing on a lucky star that I'd get a new job in Galveston, TX. And... I got it! So life went from hectic to crazy in the span of a few days. I just finished teaching an accelerated summer class at my present job (yesterday, to be precise), or I'd probably already be driving a moving truck to Texas. I'm currently packing and getting the house ready to sell. We leave next weekend. Next weekend?!?! That can't be right. I'd better get back to packing.
I spent last weekend running a yard sale. I met neighbors I didn't even know I had. They bought my stuff for cheap which means less packing for me. I also donated a lot (LOT) of stuff to charity, which also means less packing for me. The less I pack, the less I have to unpack.
While getting rid of all these material possessions, I have determined that I'm a total pack rat. As we're moving from a three bedroom house with a full basement (and I do mean full) to a two bedroom townhouse with no basement, I had to purge all the unnecessary junk. It's kind of liberating to get rid of stuff. Now I just have to make sure I don't replace it with new unnecessary stuff.
So I'm not getting much rest and relaxation yet, but in about 10 days, I'll be living across the road from the beach. I plan to make up for all of this craziness with lots of beach lounging. I'm going to need a few months to recuperate from the stress of the last couple weeks. I'm sure you understand. I've always wanted to spend the summer by the beach and now I'll be spending the whole year there. I'm so excited!
Good-bye, Nebraska! Hello, extreme humidity! This will be me in 10 days. Can't wait!
Tell me why you could use a little rest and relaxation. I'm sure we could all use some.