I’m laying back typing on a loveseat that’s in the middle of my dining room. I acquired this new sofa one month before I’m moving out of my house.
The decision to move was prompted by the person who sold me the loveseat.
She’s given up her business and is travelling around the world. That got me thinking about what I want to do with my life.
I’m a professional organizer – I encourage my clients to delete the word someday from their lives. There are three ways people block moving forward with that one word:
- But I might need it someday: hoarding too many things, stuff we don’t need, but that comfort us, make us feel safe and secure when really all they do is clutter our space and our thoughts.
- Oh, I’ll get around to it someday: not living out dreams, or procrastinating about actions because there’s always something else that needs to get done right now.
- Someday my ship will come in: waiting for the universe to provide an answer to our dreams without ever making any effort to craft a reality out of those dreams.
When speaking with my friend who was giving up everything to travel, I realized that I’ve had my own someday.
I’m a writer – I’ve been writing since I was 12 years old. I decided at that age that someday I was going to live in the south of France and write. Then I shelved the dream and got on with living.
At almost 37 that someday has come. I realized that as an organizer, how can I counsel people on getting rid of their own somedays if I was holding on to my own?
So, I’ve sold my home, am getting rid of most of what I own and I’m moving to France in less than 6 weeks.
This blog is a chronicle of that experience. The posts are going to be sporadic at first, written when I have a moment during the packing process. Once I’m in France the posts will become more formal, adhering to specific Someday Syndrome topics. I will explore aspects of Someday Syndrome, relating them to my life in France, my life here in Toronto, and how people can do little things to heal themselves of Someday Syndrome.
I hope you enjoy the blog and comments will always be welcome!