My daughter and I made the trip to Michigan yet again over the Easter holiday weekend. Spending time with my family, seeing friends and breathing in that Michigan air that feeds my strength are always good justifications convincing me to put my butt in that car seat for another 20 hour ride. This time however I had one additional purpose…to clear out the storage unit I’ve paid for since my move to VA. Yes, I had a 10 x 4 foot unit housing the treasures I left behind and couldn’t fathom losing!
Really? After almost 4 years of surviving without those “treasures”, kept safe in a cozy little storage facility I decided it was time! If I hadn’t needed or missed them by now, I no longer did. So my daughter Lindsay, her boyfriend and I began the task of deciding what could be given away, what was trash (and there was plenty!) and what sentiment would not let me live without. It took several hours, a “three car filled” trip to St. Vincent De Paul donations and a load of junk to dispose of but….we accomplished our goal. I had only a few buried bits of gold I could not let go. One was the rocking chair that resided in the nursery of both girls.
Purging is a wonderful feeling! There is nothing that gives equal satisfaction and fulfillment to let go of things in ones life that weighs…pulling you into the past. Objects that may have once been precious but have no further purpose. My tip for today? Clear your space and your mind! It does wonders for the soul.
What are you willing to let go?
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I love to travel!!! It was to be my career. I was a travel agent in my younger days…before the internet made planning the dream vacation so easy. Because of my love, I’ve tried to introduce my girls to destinations within my budget as a single mom. It isn’t easy! We’ve traveled to upper Michigan; Mackinaw Island with it’s horse-drawn carriages and the beautiful Grand Hotel, Disney World twice (The first time was the 1st year Animal Kingdom opened!), Cedar Point (the best coaster park in the world!), a Carnival Cruise to the Caribbean, Pittsburgh PA for Courtney 16th Birthday, Las Vegas for Lindsay 21st Birthday and more. But there is so much more to explore!
Since leaving the industry I, as many of you, found booking vacations on line to be pretty easy but sometimes confusing. There are so many website to search and how do you know you are getting the best deal?
Upon meeting my “man” who was forced to fly often in his career, he introduced me to Kayak. If you haven’t tried this site you must! Kayak compares all airlines prices including flexible travel dates and secondary airports. Instead of searching site to site Kayak does it for you in one place! You can search hotels, car rentals, vacation deals and more. There are also management tools that will prompt search pushes to your email allowing you to monitor a specific search as well as an App for your smartphone. Kayak has been a tool I use when booking any vacation or flight! A Taboo Tip that will save you lots of time and money! Do you have a travel tool you use?
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