Welcome to I’m Moving Month

I‘m Moving Month acts as sort of a double entendre, for the physical manifestation of packing my literal self up and moving 1,800 miles across the country to the very literal and figurative manifestation of movement, as it pertains to holistic living and exploration.

The idea of I’m Moving Month came to me because I realized that over the past two weekends, while I should have been spending my time preparing for July’s posts and setting up the theme for the month, instead I spent my time packing up most of my apartment in preparation for Morgan and I moving to Austin, Texas. On Sunday, at exactly 11:14 pm I remembered that I hadn’t spent any time preparing for July and was behind on practically everything, but all I could do was blame it on the fact that I’m moving, so instead of using it as an excuse—although I still am—I am using it as the muse and pardon for July’s theme. A voilà!

In a way, I’m Moving Month will sort of act as a floorplan for a host of topics that all summarize the word ‘move,’ and all of its other interpretations, for example…

to be in motion…

to produce strong emotions about something, to be moved by something…

relating to the process of changing one’s residence…

involving a moving vehicle…

to go in a different direction, or change of pattern…

to change or cause to change from one state, opinion, sphere, or activity to another…

to influence or prompt…

take action…

provoke a strong feeling…

stir up an emotion…

make progress or develop a particular manner…

make a formal request…

or empty one’s bowls…

As a kid, I used to find dealing with emotional things extremely difficult. I wasn’t sure of how to process them or how to navigate them accurately so whenever I had a situation that caused me to feel a certain kind of way, I would go for a run. I would run until I couldn’t and eventually, after running, I would feel clear about what I was feeling or what was happening around me. I used to think this was a negative way of handling situations, and in some instances it is, there are also studies that support physical exercise or movement, helping brain function—so I digress.

Either way, this month is going to be full twists and turns and definitely a lot of movement; sometimes I might be posting a lot, and in some instances, I might need to take a step back for my own sanity, but hopefully, together, we’ll take steps in an upward trajectory. What would you like to read more of in July? What would you like to see more of? Do you feel movement is an important aspect of your life? Be it literal or figurative? Use the comment section to tell me more, I’d love to hear from you, any of you, all of you.

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