If you have been reading my latest posts, you know we are knee deep in relocating from Williamsburg, VA back to Nashville, TN. While this excites me on so many levels, it also has the ability to suck the joy out of things. Honestly, I have had a hard time getting excited about the move, about all the things that come with a move and not just the packing and unpacking. The “not knowing” when and where we will be calling this home-our home. A lack of residency status, in a way; not really a resident of Tennessee, not really a resident of Virginia.
Right now, all I want to do is get on with it, get it over with; unpack and move on to the business of settling in. My mind is racing with lists of things I want to do, things I need to do. Visions of garden beds are floating before me and I am bursting at the seams to get my hands back into the dirt. Our chickens made the trip and are living temporarily in a friends backyard and we look forward to bringing them home too.
The holidays are upon us and I want to bury myself in flour and roll out sheets of cookie dough. My cutters are accessible and will be one of the first things I unpack! It just isn’t Christmas without sugar cookies and gingerbread, cut into festive shapes and covered with icing and sprinkles.
So why call this post vigor? As much as I am in a somewhat happy place-yes I am happy, despite what this post might suggest, I am still anxious for the unknown, for the fact that we are technically homeless and living in a motel room until the purchase of our new home goes through. My creative part has given way to a writers block and I had to resort to using a random prompt; the word “vigor” from my reader on wordpress.com and as far as the daily prompts go, I am not alone, follow the link and read posts by other bloggers using the word vigor
Beans, bounce, brio, dash, drive, dynamism, energy, espirit, gas, get-up-and-go, ginger, go, gusto, hardiwood, juice, life, moxie, oomph, pep, punch, sap, snap, starch, verve, vim, vinegar, vitality, zing and zip. According to Merriam-Webster, these are all synonyms of vigor. They are also a list of the feelings I have, the things that are pushing me along as I wait-the hurry up is done for now.