This time of year approaching Canada Day always puts me in mind of when I lived in Montreal and friends and coworkers would move on July 1st. In fact, Canada Day is unofficially “moving day,” aka Fête du déménagement in Quebec.
When’s the last time you moved? One of our Facebook friends, writer and life coach Janet Auty-Carlisle is moving, but hasn’t found a new home yet. Here’s an excerpt from her blog that she shared with us on the More.ca Facebook page:
Facing Fearless: My Summer of Leaving, Day One
“This summer I will chronicle my final days here…I have 57 days left before the moving truck comes to take it all away to, well I don’t even know where at this point. For me, I feel at this time, that has been the biggest piece of the leaving: I’m going and I don’t know where I’m going to. That safety net of knowing I will have a home, a place to call my own, to cook on my own stove, to decorate the way I like to decorate, to craft and create and coach my beautifully inspiring clients. I know not where I will be doing any of this.
I’m 55, I don’t know where I’m going to live, I have 57 days to find out and, for the first time in my life, I’m ok with that thought. I’m ok with the knowing of the unknown. Perhaps I’ll spend some time in a tent, perhaps a beach house close by, perhaps we’ll gather up the dogs and travel somewhere else for a while, I don’t know and, right now, I don’t care.
I wonder if I’ll feel the same way as the date gets closer.”
Read the rest of Janet’s blog here (and see a photo of the gorgeous country house she’s leaving).
Today’s question for you: Would you ever (voluntarily) sell your house and move without finding a new place first?