Autumn is in the air here in the mountains. The leaves are changing colors again, and the breeze gets cooler everyday.
The leaves in the trees are beginning to change their colors and dry out. Their song will soon change to that of a rattle as the trees slowly loose their leaves and become bones.
I can feel change stirring in my own bones as well.. My time in this cabin is almost up.
A few weeks ago, I informed my landlords that I will be moving out this fall. Next month to be exact.
I always seem to move in the autumn months. I think it's when my soul feels called towards big moves and drastic change.
I really am having mixed feelings about leaving this beautiful little cabin in the woods.
I have lived here for two years now. I had intentionally only wanted to stay one.. but can you blame me? Not only is it breathtakingly beautiful up here.. it has been soul-changing.
During my first winter up here, I did begin to feel promptings of where I was headed next. I saw glimpses of my new home and surroundings often as I looked out the window at the snow.
Maybe it was my mind's way of getting me through those harsh winters and keeping me sane.. feeding me visions of sunny skies and warm earth. I won't lie, these winters were extreme. My imagination was a place I visited often.. but I do feel there was something more to those visions. Somewhere something was gently pulling my hair and whispering me directions on where to go next.
After the first winter, I decided to stay for one more. I don't scare easily, and I wasn't about to run away from the snow after only one experience. And I'm glad I stayed. Sterling moved out last fall, and I manned this cabin and the snow on my own for several months. He moved back in last March. And yes, he and all the animals are moving with me to our new dream location.
I knew that last winter was my last, and that this fall, I would be packing up my belongings and revisiting my warm memories to find that new home. I'm obviously heading somewhere south.. (can't go much higher from where I am now!) and I'm choosing a new state to live in.
I am counting on and hoping for some snow wherever I end up going. As well as a beautiful mountainous region with lots of sun in the summer. And of course, a location far far away from cities and people.
I don't think I will ever be able to live in a city again. I may not end up in a cabin in the woods at my next place, but I am convinced my next place will be just as cozy, beautiful and inspiring.
So, I am officially out of here mid October. I will be trying to blog some more photos as I go. And of course keep you updated to where I am headed.
I have a lot on my plate this month... (Sorry if I don't get back to you right away!)
I'm doing some super-secret-exciting work for Spirit de la Lune that I can't wait to show you,
I am shipping the Untamed Truth Oracle decks next week..
all on top of packing, organizing and donating/selling my belongings..
Not to mention Inktober is coming up!
(I honestly feel like I am missing some very important things on this list. If you know anything I'm missing.. tell me.) ((Seriously))
We were not able to finish the airstream this Summer... But I am still selling and donating all of my furniture and many of my belongings.
We are going to turn Stella into a temporary moving van. We are at the perfect point in her restoration to seal her up and use her empty shell as a moving trailer.
We will have to put her renovations on hold until next Sring. I was pretty sad about this, but ultimately it feels like the right decision.
I am positive the snow this year would crush her the same way Ruby was crushed.
The adventure is just beginning..
And an adventure it will be.. because I'm really not sure how i'm going to pull all of this off. There is A LOT to do, and a lot of money and time that needs to appear to land this.
But it feels like the right decision.
The day I made the decision, I got a beautiful package from my soul-sistar Natasha (The Art of a Happy Heart) which included this notebook and a little "adventure" charm.
It was a good sign, and I immediately began writing my to-do lists down.
Wish me luck. I will keep you updated!
Especially on instagram for now.