An Empty Room

This room is empty. It prompts several questions. Is this person moving in? Moving out? Is someone else moving in or out? Is there a roommate? Why is it empty? How long has it been vacant? Why? What happened in this room? What will happen in this room? Is it the end of an era or the start of a new one?


This room is empty. Who lived here? It doesn't matter. What matters is: why the move? He moved back home. He wanted to save money. He wanted to achieve his goals, whatever they may be. He felt the pressure of living paycheck to paycheck. He didn't want to feel that way anymore. He wanted to focus on moving forward instead of being stuck. But did he go backward?

This room is empty. It's been that way for a couple months. I feel the same way, somewhat. Empty. When he moved, when he packed up his belongings & said "sayonara" that was it. Whatever happened, whatever has happened since then, I do not know. He is in his own world. A world apart. A world disconnected.


This room is empty. But I shouldn't be. I should move forward. Look ahead. Determine some goals. Strive for my dreams.  Is it the end of an era or the start of a new one? Isn't it always both? Does it even matter? Every day is a new day. Each day the room is empty when I wake up. But it's only empty because I never filled it. It doesn't have to be empty. Neither do I.

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What does this narrative mean to you? What does an empty room signify? I'd love to hear what you think. :]

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41 comments

  1. I love your writing. Thanks for sharing and Happy Monday!

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  2. great writing!! so much thought in a monday!

    Animated Confessions

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  3. This post is beautifully written, definitely food for thought. I personally feel it is the start of a new era and it's always good to look forward and not dwell in the past.

    Reflection of Sanity

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    1. Thanks for sharing your thought. It's always interesting to hear how another person interprets it. :]

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  4. Wow, you're a good writer. I think an empty room is the start of something new, time to design and add colors to it- there are just so many possibilities in an empty room. x

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    1. Definitely. The start of something new! :]

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  5. For us, an empty room is an opportunity for a new start. It's a chance to experiment and step out of your comfort zone

    M + K

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    1. Love it. Experiment & go outside of my comfort zone. :]

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  6. For me an empty room means new things coming. New possibilities, new things to discover, new stuff that can fill an empty room. Your text is really good written, I liked it! Thanks for your nice comment. Yes, it was really yummy.

    Have a nice day!

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    1. So true. In life there are always new things coming, whether we know it or not. :]

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  7. You're such a brilliant writer. To me an empty room means an endless possibility of interior decoration, haha!! I guess, translating it to the context of your post, an empty room can be whatever you want it to be! Xx

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    1. Interior decoration is a must -- but ONLY if it's my room. Dilemmas! :p

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  8. Such a thought provoking post, but I can't help but to associate emptiness with loneliness...or ghosts! haha


    xo

    Michaela

    http://michaelajeanblog.com

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    1. Ghosts & loneliness. You know, Michaela. It may be a bit of both. :p

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  9. This is a lovely piece!

    My boyfriend's brother moved out and we keep the room empty for utility's sake. It's a great place to stick extra furniture during gatherings or for me to have a place to do yoga (I fall a lot).

    My point? Make it your own. Rent it out to a friend, make it a huge closet, do anything. Make new memories in the space to drown out the old. Own it, lady. :)

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    1. Love this! I will own it. I fall a lot too. I can't believe I haven't thought to do workout videos in there for the time being. :p

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  10. In my opinion it´s also the chance for a fresh start! Think positive! All the best!

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    1. Fresh start indeed. Wishing you the best as well. :D

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  11. Woow, beautiful writing! <3

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  12. Wow, beautiful.. An air of mystery. It definitely left me wondering.

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    1. A yes, mysterious. It's really all up for interpretation. :]

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  13. Thought-provoking! We often hear from the perspective of the person who leaves, so this was an awesome change.

    Catherine
    TheSingleDiaries.com

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    1. You're right! I didn't think about that. :]

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  14. Excelente post. Me encanta como escribes

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  15. Very mysterious. I loved your writing. I think it makes a great walk in closet:)
    xo
    Elmira
    http://www.wellputtogetherstylebyelmira.com

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    1. Hahaha. So true. But it's not my room to alter. Darn! :p

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  16. Great post :)

    Please let me know if you would be interested in following eachother on GFC and Bloglovin.Would love to stay in contact.

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves
    xoxo

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  17. Amazing post since it makes me think. I would say it's the start of a new beginning - there's no point in looking back and, being empty just means you have something to build on :)

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  18. Beautiful writing! It really gets me thinking. :)

    Colorful Closets

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  19. How exciting! Best of luck on your new adventure. xo

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  20. You are an amazing writer! I think the emptiness could mean the end and the beginning. When one door closes, another one opens. Usually the one that opens is unexpected and not what we planned, but that's part of the adventure! Great blog :)

    Becky, x
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    1. Thanks for reading, Becky. Yes, it's definitely a bit of both -- beginning & ending. :]

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  21. Beautifully written Carmen! Empty rooms are a strange thing. They always make me stop and realise, this is really happening. I grew up in the same house for 20 years. I moved in my 21st year of life, and it was extremely emotional. Since then I've moved three more times, and each time, that empty space feels just as emotional.

    Chalsie | The Workshop Co. x

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