Movin’ on Up…to the East Side

by Lisa Donovan

My husband and I are moving out of our apartment into a house over in East Nashville. East Nashville is a growing neighborhood with some kinks to work out but overall it has a ton of character and potential. There is a lovely diversity of people over there and we won’t feel so out of place. I think we will all be glad to be around people that we have a little more in common with (i.e. young families who aren’t trust fund babies). We live in a part of town right now that is beautiful but losing a lot of character (i.e. a lot of trust fund babies moving in). Don’t get me wrong, I have some friends that are trust fund babies — it is just hard when you are rolling pennies to buy milk when the other “artists” in your neighborhood are buying $600,000 homes. And, with that said, being able to buy a $600,000 home brings with it a certain lack in edginess that my husband and I really thrive in. Long story short — we are ready for a change.

So, we are having to deconstruct the small cozy space that has been our home for the last year and half. It is amazing how much stuff you can accumulate in such a short span of time. We thought we had culled a lot of junk when we moved into this apartment, but somehow we have tripled the amount in just a year and a half. We have a lot to dig through. My main objective is getting my photos in order and out of the big army trunk they have lived in for the last five years. During my years as a photography student I actually took some ridiculously good shots of people I’ve met and places I used to live. They deserve better than being stuffed in a box. And my son’s artwork is shoved in folders and drawers — those deserve to be on the walls. I guess what I am realizing is that if stuff is worth keeping it is worth cherishing and putting to work. I am not so good at getting rid of things, but I don’t really do anything to justify them hanging around either. So, I am taking a leap and making great strides to make all aspects of my life functioning ones. It’ll be mad work but it is bound to feel good in the end.

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This entry was posted on Friday, March 31st, 2006 at 10:25 am and is filed under Daily Living. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

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