Tuesday, January 17, 2012
When One Door Closes...
Three days ago I moved out of my old apartment and into my new life. At first it was bitter-sweet, but I can honestly say that I have no regrets. I am leaving a lot of good people and good memories behind me. (And a balcony!) But, the fact of the matter is that the place I once adored, is really no longer the same. People moved in and completely ruined it! Shame. Not only that I leave with ill memories entwined with the great ones ... but that today's generation of children growing up there will not experience the same blessings that my daughter had.
On a positive note, with my daughter having moved out on her own nearly 18 months ago .. it is time for me to move forward. I am now single, an active parent no more, and living in a lovely apartment in downtown Toronto! I am blessed!
The move was a bit hectic. I am ever so glad that it is over with. I have unpacked and am settling in. The people - for the most part - seem to be very nice here. Except for the individual who thought it would be acceptable to rob me as I was moving in!
Because the elevators were not placed on service, as promised. My property had to be left in part; in the lobby - and in part; upstairs on my new floor. With the movers loading and unloading the elevator. So, at times, there were items, which were not monitored.
While unpacking, I noted that my beloved hooks and rail (for coats) which I purchased with a gift card sent by my new-found sister for Christmas .... was GONE!!
This irritates me to no end. On multi-levels in fact.
1) I now must buy something I had already bought.
2) This was my first gift from my sweet new sister.
3) Are You Kidding Me?!!?!?!?!?!?!?!
I mean really! The very NERVE is astounding to me!! WHO does this??!!??
OK. I suppose I must accept that this has happened and not allow it to ruin my first week in my new place. (I am working on this.)
I will turn my attentions to the new life, which lies ahead of me. I now live in a beautiful apartment, I have found my missing family, and it is a glorious new year.
So, I suppose it is true: When One Door Closes, Another Door Opens. And I am so excited to see what awaits me on the other side!!