We’re built to live simultaneously in love and loss, bitter and sweet.
My family is getting ready to move… again! This will be our fourth move in 21 years of marriage, and the second international move, all for my husband’s job.
As with any big life transition, I’ve been reflecting… our first move was domestic and just the two of us as newlyweds, move number two was international with two young kids, move three was back to the states with school age kids, and now another international move with teens. Deep breath!
So many moves, so many life stages within each of these moves, so much growth for all of us, so much yet to come…
My current state:
My home office= calm/no changes
The rest of the house=total chaos
I’ve been spending a lot of time in my office lately, even when I’m not seeing clients☺
I’ll be taking two weeks off from work for the move, and will resume seeing clients at the beginning of April.
Let’s talk more about life transitions and the bittersweet moments in life that seem to surface with life changes:
- Endings & Beginnings
- Grief & Gratitude
- Sadness & Joy
- Anxiety & Excitement
- Stress & Calm
- Frustration & Connection
- Goodbyes & Hellos
Can you relate? What else would you add to this list?
Common types of life transitions:
- Stay-at-home mom
- Work outside-of-the-home mom
- Career changes
- Loss of a loved one
What other life transitions would you add to this list?
Self-care ideas to use during life transitions:
- Go outside/go for a walk
- Tighten and relax your muscles
- Write about it
- Schedule alone time
- Focus on your five senses
- Listen to a guided meditation
- Focus on your breath
- Connect with someone who understands
- Show yourself compassion
What else would you add here that helps you navigate your own life transitions?
If you’re in the process of moving, like we are, or are experiencing another life transition, know that you are not alone. I’m sending lots of love and compassion your way as you navigate the current changes in your own life.