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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

inching forward

Do you ever feel like you are looking down the road and you see your goals and you know they are out there, but there are so many things telling you 


There are so many obstacles in your path and they just keep cropping up. 

How will I overcome these you ask yourself.

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You look at all of the things that have to happen and the big picture just seems overwhelming. You are just trying to carry too much.

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This is how I have been feeling. My mom has decided once again not to move, even though she will not have the family support system here. I have so much that has to be dealt with before I am able to move to Atlanta. Need a part time job. Need to find health care there. I have virtually no furniture, or kitchen ware, or any of the essentials for setting up a home, since everything I owned was stolen. Oh and that brings me to having to find an apartment and.....................

I lie awake at night and feel completely overwhelmed and then I remember

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and even though I may not feel closer, I am going to make a list of all of my obstacles and figure out how to tackle them one at a time. I am going to do the most stressful thing for me, which is look into filing a suit against the woman who stole my property in North Carolina. I will be able to travel next month so I can go down there and to Atlanta to start on my list. 

I am going to work hard to

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I know it isn't going to be easy, but I am grateful to have all of you standing beside me. It sure makes me feel like I can accomplish it all.



 

20 comments:

  1. wow.... a lot to deal with. Don't forget to put you and taking care of your needs and self high up on the list and the other stuff can wait.. and will eventually work itself out. Good luck on this leg of your journey to resolution particularly with the litigation.

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  2. I'm sorry for what you're going through. It's OK to give yourself to mourn for what might have been, but then making that list and moving on is probably the best possible course of action. Hang in there!

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  3. Yes, I've been feeling that way too. But my obstacles are nothing compared to yours. Wishing you all the best with your move.
    Hugs, Barb

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  4. That is a plate full but you can do it-baby steps, 1 at a time. Let all those normal emotions surface, anger betrayal sadness and give them their due but in between put one foot in front of the other. Know you can do this...will be praying for you.

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  5. I know things will work out for you but it's hard to see how...and waiting is the hardest part. I believe you can do anything you set your mind to do! Sweet hugs, girlfriend!

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  6. Oh my, very stressful times, I wish there was something we could do to help, you are very brave, I'm sending positive thoughts and hope that who ever did you wrong pays you back, is that possible, rerun your possessions

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  7. The first step of any journey is always the hardest, but at least you have 2 good legs now. :-) You go girl!!

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  8. You have a lot on your plate. Keep believing that things will work out and they will. Just take it a step at a time and a day at a time. We are all thinking of you and wishing you the very best!

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  9. Will be cheering you on all the way!

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  10. Gosh Laura, that is a lot to deal with. I'd not be able to sleep a wink!! It's hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel at times, but everything seems to work out for the best in the end. I wish you strength and good luck. Wish there was something I could do to help. I just got rid of so much stuff!!**%% Hang in there. Hugs sweetie.

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  11. Yes, you are dealing with a lot right now. Keep the end goal in mind and let God work out the rest of it. FEEL how you will feel when you are settled in Atlanta. Write down your goals and let God figure out how to help you. I have lived in the Atlanta area twice and loved it. Just too many people for me to want to live there again, but that is me. If your heart is telling you this is where you are to be, you must go for it and keep the end result in mind. There are so many wonderful thrift stores, etc. in the area, that you will soon find everything you need. Blessings

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  12. Go after that "pretend" friend! You'll feel better than just doing nothing. Yeah, I know very well the feeling you have. Mine right now is of indecision.
    Brenda

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  13. Oh Laura, I know how you feel about your Mom. Mine has decided not to move to Georgia and so I'll continue my visits to Texas as I can. You will make it, I know you are strong. Just take it a day at a time and breathe! I will help you any way I can when you move!
    hugs, Linda

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  14. Oh Laura... why do bad things happen to such sweet people? So sorry for your troubles with that mean person who stole all your precious belongings. As for your Mom, not a lot you can do. I will keep you in my prayers. You are a tough, wonderful lady and you will get through it. I have full confidence in that.

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  15. You have accomplished so much already, Laura. You can do this! One step at a time.
    Hugs, Tina

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  16. I'm sure you are feeling like the suitcase lady -- and with good cause! I admire your determination and perseverance. Moves are stressful even under the best of circumstances. Good luck. We'll all be supporting you in spirit.

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  17. Oh- I know, Laura. Our lives are changing, too. It is hard- hard to make decisions and then hard to enact them. You will do this by taking it day by day- plodding forward some days-but still moving forward. I am sorry your Mom has changed her mind again. However, as it gets closer and the reality that she will NOT have support there may just change her mind again. I will be praying for you! xo Diana

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  18. Hi Laura! Sorry that you're having to deal with all of the ups and downs of getting prepared to move, but I guess that's just part of life's adventures! You ARE getting closer and I think it's a good idea to make a list and go about the tasks one by one. I always find it easier to mentally manage when I can look at things on a piece of paper. I'm sorry that your mom changed her mind about moving. Maybe she'll reconsider when the time gets closer. Glad to hear that you're taking legal action against that woman who took your items. I really hope you prevail and will be praying that you do! Take care, one day at a time. Hugs, Leena

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  19. I'm so sorry to hear that you're dealing with alot of negative things right now. Hopefully, good things are in your future so you can put all of this behind you! Just remember the old quote "This too shall pass". Think about how many times you've had something in your life feel like a heavy burden and then later on it's nothing more than a memory. Have faith, it will get better!

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  20. I'm sorry to hear that your mother won't move with you. My parents live far away, and it's difficult to keep up with their conditions. Best of luck with everything!

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