I wanted to let everyone know, why I have not been posting anything.
I have been working on my house and renovating my master bathroom to be able to sell my home.
I have lived in this house for 12 years and now feel the need to free myself of it and everything I own.
Since the first home I ever purchased in 1990, I have accumulated a lot of "stuff". I have come to the full realization, the "stuff" does not make me happy and only weighs me down. I do want to say, I am grateful for being able to have beautiful items in my life and having a beautiful home but I am ready to change my life and way of living.
I made the decision last month to sell everything I own including my home. I plan on getting rid of everything, including all my collector items/art work and very nice furniture.
I have been working on clearing out the junk and have gone to the dump many times with things and have now been trying to separate the "garage sale" items from the "collector items".
I do have a beautiful home that I so thankful for in being able to live here and it does have the most amazing natural view of hillsides and the Smoky Mountains and yet I am right in the center of everything in Knoxville. It is serene and homey and I have put my heart and soul into this home and it will be hard to leave, but it is time.
It is a very hard process and I am having to try and get it done by myself, which is makes it doubly hard.
I am still at the beginning stages of it all and am still trying to go through everything and trying to figure out how to sell the nicer items.
What do I want to do, once I sell my home?
I would like a motor yacht instead of a houseboat (what I first thought of and researched) due to being able to go out on the ocean with and go other places/countries if I want to.
I have been researching motor yachts for weeks now. I can't buy an expensive one but I have found some older ones that are in my budget. I have a budget (once my house sells) of $135,000 and would like a 60+ foot diesel engine motor yacht. There are many from the 1970's that are in that price range. I plan on taking a course of marine diesel mechanics, so I can work on the engine/engines myself when need be.
I lived on a sailboat in my teenage years down in the Caribbean and spent 2 years writing a book about the experience (not published). At that time we had never stepped foot on a sailboat, but my parents sold everything we owned to move on one, yet our father abandoned us two weeks after the move. It was the hardest experience in many ways of my life, yet it helped shape me to who I am today. My mother and sisters and I found the strength and determination to learn, survive and eventually conquer our situation. I hope one day to publish my book about that experience and maybe if I get the freedom from all my "stuff" and home, I will be able to re-edit it for the 100th time.
I strongly feel the need for Freedom. In fact, last year I posted about Feeling the Need for Freedom on the blog. Now I am taking the steps to be Free of the stuff.
One thing I had to do was throw out all my "fear" items. What do I mean by that? I used to follow (years ago) a certain person that instills fear all the time with his supposed web language searching technology. I had believed in it years ago, so I followed the "advice" and acquired a huge amount of food "stuff". I had that stuff in a storage room, well I took about 4 loads to the dump of all the "fear" stuff. I have found a wonderful release by doing that. I released fear and I released a weight of stuff that kept me bound from Freedom.
So, all the above is taking up my time and will continue to do so, until I can clear my way through all the stuff and get things in order.
I am ready for Freedom! I am ready for a change of lifestyle. I am ready to release the things that bound me and keep me anchored down!