Next Chapter in My Life

“Life is like a book. Some chapters are sad, some are happy, and some are exciting, but if you never turn the page, you will never know what the next chapter has in store for you.”

Today was the closing of our house. I did not think about what if…I went to the closing with an open mind and a smile and came out with a bigger smile.

I glamorized people who lived alone —and perhaps secretly I wanted it for my own. I never lived alone until today.

I hear the benefits of living alone are many: freedom to come and go as you please; space and solitude to recharge in a plugged-in world; taking domain over the bed, etc.

As my son mentioned to me the other day “If you feel like walking around naked who’s to know?” Hmmm maybe if there are no mirrors around.

I’m knee deep in boxes and there’s plenty of them. I really have to purge again. I opened one box and thought to myself “why did I pack this up?  It should’ve gone straight to the garbage”.

It’ll take some time before I get the place looking to how I want it and make it “my own.”

For now, I’m going to enjoy getting to know myself again.

And if I leave a bra on the kitchen table, I may not think much about it.

52 thoughts on “Next Chapter in My Life

  1. Oh, Bernice, congratulations! I’m seeing a beautiful column of Light to fill and surround your new home. That quote is magnificent – who is it by?

    And I love, love, love the thing about leaving a bra on the table – or at least leaving your options open. 🙂

    Be in touch anytime. You are a sweetheart.
    Love and Light,

    1. When my sister and her family stopped by the other day she said the place felt so good/at peace. Yes…light filling my home. Beautiful. The author to the quote is unknown. Here I am making a switch to live on my own and you may be moving in with someone. 🙂 Each on a unique journeys. xo

      1. Thanks so much 🙂 I can’t wait to read more of your posts. By the way I LOVE your front door decoration. You did an amazing job!!!

      1. That sounded like a perfect way to enhance a great day. Wishing you something as enjoyable again today! I’m off to my 2nd and final day of an Adlerian Psychology workshop…interesting, enjoyable interaction and ending with dining out!

  2. Living alone, where it seems scary and often lonely, will surely be a liberating experience. You may be plagued by a color of emotions but right now all you can do is relax, day dream and discover yourself completely. Good luck with the new place 🙂

  3. That quote towards the end is just awesome!
    I have never lived alone too and I used to imagine that a lot. By now it is a bit scary thought.
    May you and your home be blessed with amazing happiness as you make it your own! Truly an unique experience in my perspective 🙂

  4. You really are about to enter a wonderful moment in your life, like everything else it takes time to adjust, but when you do, you will wonder how and why you never did it before………………………this is going to be a fascinating chapter for you, I wish you every happiness <3

  5. Enjoy your new home lovely. Wishing you all the happiness there. I love the words you have shared and that beautiful quote about the end really being a new beginning. Lovely 🙂 x

  6. How wonderful! Your words are full of the sound of freedom and happiness. Good for you. Enjoy that book. xo

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