Moving: Endings & Beginnings

Most people I talk to have very mixed feelings about moving.  On the one hand, they are happy to be going to a new place, especially one that they consider their dream home.  On the other hand, just the very thought of  having to pack up many years of possessions sends a shiver of dread down their spine.   Having just gone through the moving process, I am here to say that I have seen and felt both sides of subject.   

I  have moved to a new place with my sister and also helped my mother move to her new house in South Carolina.  We have all been living together in a large apartment in NJ for the past 15 years or so.  As you can well imagine, one can accumulate a lot of stuff in all of that time. 

This is the time to get rid of the stuff you have collected over the years that you have not used or even remembered having.  If there was any debate on what should get packed and boxed or get rid of, we went by this rule of thumb of: If you have not used or seen it in a year, then you don’t need it.  Trust me, a lot of stuff got donated or thrown out.  Talk about unloading a lot of baggage!  It was great getting rid a lot of stuff along with discovering treasured pictures and items from days long past. 

All and all, we survived both moves.  There was of course, the inevitable bumps and bruises of the actual move.  There were items that were left, the truck was late in delivering to the new house, items were damaged and or missing.  But those things seem minor to the new beginnings that lie ahead for me and my family.  My mom got to retire to her new dream house along with the chance to make new friends and explore her new surroundings.  Moreover, my sister and I will be able to focus more on our financial and career goals along with supporting our mother’s new-found freedom. 

I look forward to this new and exciting journey that life has taken me.  I guess that is what life is all about isn’t it?  Endings and beginnings. 

Other Cool Stuff Spotlight

Speaking of journeys, and yes, there is a plug coming.   This is an Avon blog afterall!   Avon is partnering with Cosmopolitan to promote the new Avon Techniques Frizz Control Lotus Shield. Here are some of the details:

Avon and Cosmopolitan Magazine to Kick Off Frizz Free Revolution Tour

Avon and Cosmopolitan magazine are hitting the road this summer with a multi-city tour to put an end to frizz! The Frizz Free Revolution Tour will feature a glass enclosed mobile van, beautifully branded with Lotus Shield imagery. Inside the vehicle will be a fully outfitted Advance Techniques salon, complete with two styling stations, and staffed with stylists ready to give consumers a frizz-free Lotus Shield experience. 


Avon and Cosmo are hitting the road this summer so YOU can be a part of the nationwide Frizz-Free Revolution Tour.

Avon Advance Techniques Frizz Control Lotus Shield is an innovative treatment developed to tame frizz after one use and maintain smooth strands for up to three days.*

The tour stops in Houston, Miami, Atlanta, Philadelphia and New York where you can:
• Experience Avon’s at-home alternative to pricey salon treatments
• Get a FREE blowout
• Meet Tippi Shorter, Avon’s Global Stylist Advisor and celebrity hair stylist

• Houston – July 19
Galleria Mall
5085 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77056

• Miami — July 24
The Whitelaw Hotel
808 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139

• Atlanta — July 28
Atlanta Station

• Philadelphia — August 3
Walnut Street between 17th Street & 18th Street

• New York City — August 5
The Early Morning Plaza (Morning Stop)
Near 59th Street and 5th Ave
Union Square (Afternoon Stop)
Exact Location TBD

*Please note these locations are subject to change. Check back here for the most up to date information

Follow us on Twitter: @AvonPRNewsflash and check back on for tour dates and more information.

Hear more about this breakthrough new product and share your story at

*After using for one week

Keep a look out for a tour near you.  Samples are available if you would like to try before you buy, just let me know. 

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope that you will visit again soon.  Take care.




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