One of the biggest challenges I have been facing is that, after 5 years, my landlords have decided to sell their house, which means I am faced with finding a new home during a mini-real estate boom. Bad timing, to be sure, but things happen for a reason, I suppose.
What I hadn't realized is that it has been very hard for me to focus while finding a home has been swirling in the back of my head. It has also opened up so many issues that need resolution before I can focus on manifesting my perfect home.
For example, my daughter will be graduating this Spring. Do I find a place with her in mind? Do I find a place where there is room for her, but not too comfortable, so she is more motivated to move on? My partner and I are arguing over just what type of place to live. I advocate for downsizing and minimizing, while he wants something larger and nicer, ie., more expensive. My goal is to minimize costs and avoid debt, because I do not want to work for years to pay off something that I ultimately don't value. If I'm buried in bills, then I am tied to work.
This comes also at the time that I am trying to set budgets, do business taxes, set marketing goals, and try not to gain too much weight due to stress. I also would like to give up drinking for awhile, and yet, nothing quite takes the edge off and soothes my tired muscles after a stressful day like a glass of Pinot Grigio or Cabernet. So, I'm gaining weight, unbalanced, and seeking escape.
So, my goal for this New Year is to take a freaking break! I cannot do more then I am already doing. I am one person, and my goal in starting my own business was to have more freedom. I am trying to put all of the pieces in place so I can take a trip at least once a quarter. I know that as I find healthy alternatives to eating out and drinking and partying, the weight will resolve itself. I need to just be more mindful of my workload. Suggestions to decompress are welcome!
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