[August 9th, 2015]
First, wishing our dear friend Whitney a beautiful day and a very very happy birthday. Like I told you, may this year be full of dreams come true! We love you!
In our world, as many people already know, today we are having our first open house sale for Leaving Wooster. Exciting!
Tomorrow will mark one week after we let this idea + story out into the universe, and I've already felt so many things in the midst of all these happenings over the course of a mere seven days.
To start, I realize suddenly, that life is changed a little bit when you feel like people are watching. There is a mission impossible sensation to this whole thing at times; the suspenseful reality of: will we really succeed to let go of everything by the time we have to move out on Oct. 1st?? And yes, in order to sell, we have to keep talking about this. We have to keep it alive + breathing - and that turns out to be a little stressful. There were days this week where I felt like our home was a business that Aviv and I were running -- and while the whole thing is exciting and very much alive, I don't want life to be work. Ever.
And then I was in the shower yesterday — a place where ideas, for whatever reason, are often free flowing — and I realized a very important thing: not one part of this journey will be worth our while if it's not fun.
I'm reflecting over the past week — over the beginnings of this project — and over every unexpected moment that truly brought us joy.
The joy in all of this, and I'll speak for myself to be more exact, has been in the micro:
- Personally reflecting and daydreaming about all these beautiful things in our home — filled with life, and memories; and then, the wonderful sensation I feel at the thought of letting that physical thing go. I want to write all about it.
- Hearing from friends and family we haven't heard from in years...YEARS! They are reaching out partly out of worry: "Where are you going?! Is everything okay!?" — which honestly, is love in itself; and then they are reaching out from this place of surprising support + inspiration, which has been cultivated from this whole idea. If I can be frank, it's times like these that I am so thankful for social media. It's given us this ability to connect with each other again, even from afar, on truly momentous life experiences. Thank you, to the powers that be there.
- And then there are days like today: where we are inviting people over to share in the joy of this place that we've built, and maybe take some of it home too.
If we could find each little thing a new home in a friend's home (mind you: a new, or longtime friend!) that would also be a dream come true. To consider these objects and all the love and energy we've built around them. To keep that energy alive. All those good vibes...to spread them through each other and these things that have brought so much happiness. To make that contagious.
So: come join in the fun + joy today, if you can. We can drink rosé and bask in the memories that we've built on Wooster Street -- and because it's not over yet, we can make new ones.
2p, friends. Shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
And whatever you end up doing, have a beautiful Sunday!