“𝒯𝒽𝑒 𝓂𝑜𝓈𝓉 𝒾𝓂𝓅𝑜𝓇𝓉𝒶𝓃𝓉 𝓉𝒽𝒾𝓃𝑔 𝒾𝓈 𝓉𝒽𝒾𝓈: 𝓉𝑜 𝓈𝒶𝒸𝓇𝒾𝒻𝒾𝒸𝑒 𝓌𝒽𝒶𝓉 𝓎𝑜𝓊 𝒶𝓇𝑒 𝓃𝑜𝓌 𝒻𝑜𝓇 𝓌𝒽𝒶𝓉 𝓎𝑜𝓊 𝒸𝒶𝓃 𝒷𝑒𝒸𝑜𝓂𝑒 𝓉𝑜𝓂𝑜𝓇𝓇𝑜𝓌.” ― 𝒮𝒽𝒶𝓃𝓃𝑜𝓃 𝒜𝓁𝒹𝑒𝓇
Let’s talk about endings. I’ve been feeling a bit emotional this week… A few weeks ago, I told you guys about my first hoarder. We’ve actually been working with her since March and on her parent’s house since the first week of April. This was the first big project that my company (it still feels weird to say that) has had, and the first time Abbie and I have worked closely together. So many firsts! And it’s coming to a close. I think we will be working with this client more in the future, but we can see the light at the end of this tunnel.
It’s so bittersweet… on one hand, this project is a LOT. It was a lot of trash, thousands of boxes, countless (well, not so countless) hours of sorting piles and piles of …. stuff. There were definitely days that I didn’t want to make the drive into Raleigh and even more times that I sat there staring at messy rooms trying not to cry, wondering if I took too much on. But now? As we clear out each room and organize piles for her to go through on her own time, I can’t help but be a little sad. Every room we finish brings us closer to the end… to the day when we have to go to different houses every day and find a new park to have our lunch picnics.
I’ve learned so much from this job, about myself and what I want for Dandelion Smiles’ future. I will forever be thankful for this experience, and as sad as I will be to say goodbye, I’m SO happy with this progress and for the opportunity to make a difference in this woman’s life. So why talk about endings? This got me thinking a lot about past relationships, friendships, jobs, and experiences. I feel like every time something is going to end, I know at least a few weeks ahead of time and get this same sentimental feeling. I know it has to end and I know I will be better off when it does. I see the doors opening in front of me… but part of me just wants to stay, just a little longer, to feel all the feels and appreciate all the learning experiences.
I don’t really know how to end this train of thought, but I wanted to share my feelings in case anyone else is feeling a similar way. What are you moving on from? What opportunities are you opening yourself to? What have you learned from these experiences? 😊 As always, if you take any fun pictures or videos, tag me on Instagram @SmileMakePeopleWonder and use the hashtag #DandelionSmiles. Don’t forget to subscribe so you don’t miss out on the next exciting idea