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So the last week or so there has been a lot of emotions going round in my little head… This last month has been busy, with the house going on the market, and us now going through the sale process. Last week I also started my festive temp job at a well known supermarket. I did a similar job about 15 years ago so felt confident I would be able to get on with it. But by the time I finished my second shift, I felt frustrated which turned to despair and everything in between (ok, yes, slightly dramatic I know… )! It didn’t help that the girl sat next to me had trained at the same flower school the same year I had, yet there we were, both there working on the tills on a night shift. I left feeling rather sorry for myself… It was not part of my plan.
Then a few days later, I had organised an Open Shop Sale, as I’ve decided to sell most of my floristry equipment instead of taking it over with me. I am keeping the things I use the most but a lot of it is easily replaceable should I need again. This in itself, made me quite emotional, whch took me by surprise. By the time the day of the sale came by, I felt nervous and emotional. As the day went on, no one showed up for the sale itself. I truly felt as though I had invited everyone to a party but no one showed up. I felt sad, grumpy and loads of other emotions at the same time! Luckily my friends, the shop owners, were great and very patient with me (thank you!) And sales did eventually start taking place too.
That night, I had a word with myself. I didn’t watch TV, but instead ran a bath with a good dose of Tisserand Muscle Ease Bath Oil (which by the way, smells absolutely incredible!). I gave myself space to clear out my mind, and see more clearly. I realised that I was probably feeling a *little* overwhelmed with everything. And that’s ok, I just had to recognise it, acknowledge it, and move forward.
I guess generally, when selling their house, people are also in the process of buying their new one, so it’s very much out with the old, in with the new. But in our case, it currently feels very much like out with the old, and then nothing for now. We’re selling our home. Barry’s being made redundant. I’m selling my business equipment and working in a big-chain supermarket instead of supporting small creative businesses I love. It feels as though we’re closing all the doors. And although I know this will then allow us to focus on which doors to open next, I think I had to process all of this.
Funnily enough, as I wrote this, this quote popped up on my Instagram feed:
I needed to read this. Because it’s true, isn’t it? I know in the grand scheme of things, ultimately, everything is ok. And moving house is always a little stressful at the very least. For now, I just need to make sure I respond in a way I can control, rather than let things become overwhelming. So, with that, I choose to see:
- Barry’s redundancy is a good opportunity for him to start setting up his own business as a garden designer,
- My festive job is only for six more weeks, and I can create a visual countdown of this in my bullet journal to help remind me that it’s really not long, and the money earnt from it will cover our weekly food bill,
- The fact that the Open Shop Sale didn’t happen as planned as made me realise that it’s ok, it’s set the ball rolling and I also have time on my side to sell everything. I also had the opportunity to clean the workshop and take home the items I plan on using/keeping, so a good job done.
- When all else fails, a walk in the fresh air, coffee with friends, and a good ol’ relaxing bath really do help gain perspective!
How is your week going? Did you feel some of the above feelings when you moved? How do you cope when you become overwhelmed?
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