I’m about to spend the second night in my brand new home as a first-time home buyer and it feels so good.
At 38 years old, I’ve lived most of the last 20 years with my security blanket aka my mom and family. I’ve been in the basement since I turned 18 and prior to that shared a bedroom with my two siblings in a 3 bedroom apartment with my mom and grandparents.
My life has consistently involved my family, my home-base. So, when I said bye to my mom and brother this evening. I really felt it. Even though they’re exactly a 5 minute drive away (I simply have no desire to live far away from them), I felt the separation, intensely.
I’ll get used to it, I know. Further, this is exactly what I wanted…a bit more space and opportunity to exercise autonomy. So I welcome these strange new feelings and I welcome the process of stepping out and stepping in, to me.
What are you stepping out of and stepping in to?