So I’m sitting on my couch, in the dark and with a glass of wine as I write this. And I feel like a kid at Christmas. Tomorrow I am going to pick up the keys for our new townhouse!
My 9 month-old daughter has more crap than I do. As you walk through our front door, your eyes are literally BOMBARDED by the obscene number of plush toys, Duplo, teething rings, plastic toys and rattles. Our book shelf looks like it vomited books overnight. My child has marked her territory well. I’ve had enough. So tomorrow, we are moving house!
In the past, moving house has been a stressful event (the last move occurred when I was 30 weeks pregnant!) but this time round I am full of excitement. Our new home ticks all the boxes for me and my little lady. And it has the right energy… it’s a place where I can feel creative and really get stuck back into working on growing the business.
We’re not just moving for the space. We’re also moving for the support. In a previous blog, I wrote about how I felt unsupported in many ways, and my realisation that I was looking for support in the wrong places. I’ve opened my eyes and found where the support is coming from the most…. and funnily enough, the majority of those incredible people all live really close to each other! It sounds really simple, but basically we’re moving to be physically closer to those supportive people – even if we still don’t see them as often, simply knowing they are close by will make a huge difference to my belief and reassurance that there are people who love us unconditionally and will always be there to lend a helping hand or a hug. I think this feeling is also building the amazing powerful energy of our new home… we don’t even have the keys yet and it already feels more like home than where we are now!
I’ve chosen to make decisions that I believe will result in a happier Emily and a happier me. Moving from one side of town to the other for happiness is a big deal! But if it makes me happier, makes me feel more supported and less alone, then it can only have the most positive of impacts on my little girl. And I know no matter where I live, the people who love us will always be there. It’s like that saying, “Happy mum, Happy bub” 😉
To those who love us, support us and are always there – THANK YOU. You know who you are. Words cannot express how much it means to me.