Closing the Door on One Chapter, Ready for the Next.

She sealed the last box with packing tape. This was the box she hated unpacking the most. It held a little bit of everything from every room.

She felt the need to wander from room to room one last time. Each room holding a memory she lingered on as she stood in the middle of a now empty room that once bustled with energy.

Each day leading up to this one since the decision to sell her house had been a busy one. From the business of her mind, grappling with the decision to indeed sell to this one, the final day.

She remembered the sense of independence she felt as she signed her name on those mortgage papers almost a year to the day she had decided to end her marriage. She had laughed at the bizarre coincidence of the address on HER new house. When they had begun their life together, the address was 166. When she began her life after the divorce the address was 266. Like it was just meant to be; this the second step.

So many memories that didn’t require paper or a box sealed tight to pack away all the memories that she was taking with her from this house. The laughter. The tears. The wondering if she had made the right decision to knowing she had.

And just like the first time she turned the doorknob on this part of her journey as she first stepped foot into this house, she closed the door on that chapter and stepped out into the next.



But with a smile on her face.

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Debbi Serafinchon Written by:

Just an average ordinary woman being herself on this crazy ride we call life. I say what I mean and mean what I say. I chose to bring along 4 crazy side kicks on this journey, my 4 kids. The actual realization of my journey began after my divorce. Hindsight being what it is, I realized before my divorce I was just going through the steps. My eyes are now wide open to the path ahead of me.


  1. Sumguy
    February 9

    it takes a lot of courage to take that next step…. and a bright soul to do it with with a smile

    • casey
      February 19

      Wow strong post …..SUMGUY well stated & So true

      • February 19

        Thank you for reading Casey. I appreciate your kind words

  2. May 17

    I guess finding useful, reliable inatrmfoion on the internet isn’t hopeless after all.

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