Welcome back! There’s so much that has been happening and going on in life, and only now there’s only some dust beginning to settle. Last week is where I went a bit more into depth on that particular aspect, this week is going to talk about how I am beginning to get back into the swing of living more of a sustainable lifestyle. It feels good to be back!
When making the move from Florida to Colorado, there was not much time to spare. Moving at the last minute doesn’t allow much wiggle room for preparation and options. Before moving I had to get rid of more than half of my items to fit them into my car, with my cat, and with a friend at the time/their stuff too. Then we were off! I was able to send a few packages in the mail of clothing and one of my books, etc.. but the one with books didn’t make it unfortunately. L
I had already made the decision to move out to CO, had put in my two weeks… and then was informed that there wouldn’t be a bed or any furniture in the room. “Okay… This can still work” I thought. How could I pass this opportunity up? I had a ‘Get Out Of Jail Free’ card for my current stagnant situation and no reason not to go. The main hesitation I had was that I would miss all of the people I had met while I was there. But, if I hadn’t left behind amazing friends in Ohio beforehand, I wouldn’t have met them in the first place. Anything is possible!
I had fulfilled a goal of wanting to have my items fit in my car. I was now moving to a place where I didn’t have a lifeline close by to help out if needed, to move out West with an opportunity for a place to live, no savings, no job, no bed… but I did have my sweet kitty by my side! That was all that mattered at the time, and what still does to this day.
Colorado has brought an influx of so many emotions, experiences, situations, and things I never thought I would have to experience/deal with. I lived for months sleeping on my trusty yoga mats, some borrowed blankets, my pillow, and with sweet Pickles by my side. I survived off of Ramen Noodles and Pizza Rolls… though I can’t forget an honorary mention to Taquitos. I searched for a job and did gigs in the meantime to get by.
Unfortunately fate doesn’t allow us all to mesh well together as spirits, and the person I originally moved over here with and I did not work out as friends. Each day until they left was a slow form of torture until they were no longer in the apartment. So I’ve since gotten a signed lease for a place, a ROOM to MYSELF (with Pickles), a job, a dresser and a BED.
It’s never felt so good to have the little things like that. All of the items I got were second-hand too. I didn’t want anything that I could get anywhere else and find in someone else’s home too. For the first time since I moved out of my room I grew up in, I had actually taken the initiative to really decorate my room and make it my own. It’s not finished, but it’s mine. That’s what the important part is. I would like to keep all of these items for quite a while—though the one thing I do want new is a mattress. Because that I will then keep for quite a while, and I want to save up for a high quality one that will provide the best sleep for Picks and I!
There are so many great resources to find items in just about any area. I used FaceBook Marketplace, LetGo, and OfferUp. I’ve since heard of different mediums of getting items. Thankfully I am done with that for a while! All I’ve to do is just decorate a bit more of the apartment. When I can actually start getting some plants… that’s when I will have it made! It’s great that we can use technology to be less wasteful and purchase items people would otherwise throw away. It’s great to give the item new life! I knew that anything sitting in plastic on a shelf or in a box wasn’t for me. The only things I have been getting new are small things such as paperclips and supplies I need. I should look into how it would be possible to get these things… as anything is possible! It just may not happen in the original way you wanted it to, but it is definitely possible.
Now I’m ready and motivated! It’s chilly outside, but the fire that burns in my soul for what is to come this year is keeping me warm. Since being able to get vegetables back into my diet it’s helped aiding my mind towards a healthier mindset. Cheers friends, I will talk to you all next week! Let’s do something for the betterment of ourselves both personally and professionally in the meantime. Enjoy each day that passes!