This blog post is more of a letter than a blog post. This is me filling you in on what is going on in my life. My family and I are going through a pretty big transition. We are moving from California to Washington (Seattle area) in a matter of weeks.
As I have been preparing to move, I have been giving quite a bit of thought to how I am handling the stress. Because of the tools I have and use, I don’t feel particularly stressed out about it. I do have moments where I panic because of all I need to get done and all the people I want to spend time with before we leave. However, those moments of panic are just that. They are moments and are not representative of how I feel most of the time.
The tools I am referring to are basically the things I write about here. Mostly, managing my thoughts about things and not making shit up. I could make this really, really stressful on myself and there was a time when I would have. There was a time when I would have been thinking things like:
*OMG! How am I going to get everything done?
*I don’t know how to do this.
*What if I forget to do something?
*I don’t want to go. I have to leave all my friends and family.
*This is so scary.
*We don’t know anyone in Washington.
*I don’t know where we are going to live.
*Insert and number of scary, unproductive thoughts here…
Instead of indulging in these thoughts that would make me feel nervous and afraid, I am instead CHOOSING thoughts like:
*Everything that needs to get done will get done.
*People do this every day.
*It will all work out. It always does.
*I have awesome friends and family and will keep in touch with them via Facebook and visits.
*I’m super excited for all the new opportunities and adventures coming our way.
*We will find a wonderful place to live. With a kitchen that I will love to cook in. J
*We will find a neighborhood we love and a great school for our daughter.
Can you see how these thoughts might feel better than those other thoughts? This is why I choose to think them.
Anyhow, the real reason for this post is to let you know that I will not be writing on schedule for the next month or so. I will post when I can but I am giving myself the space to take care of other things right now instead of trying to stick to my blogging schedule. This is another way I am taking care of ME.
I will post updates on our adventures here and on my Facebook Page. Once we are all settled somewhere, I will resume my regular writing. In the mean time keep practicing those tools and use them to your advantage like I am right now. They truly do work.
Thanks for your support and understanding while we make this transition to our new home.