Most of us know if you’ve lived over a certain number of years, that life changes. And even though that probably sounds scary and awful to many of us, it’s often a good thing.
Small changes happen all the time, many of which we don’t notice or even consider life changes. For example, when I decided I was going to be a writer I changed my life. Deciding that’s what I was going to do changed me. But it didn’t register to me as a big life change. I didn’t have to move, or quit my job. Really, it only changed my state of mind.
Now my husband's career choices are usually different. These almost always involve a BIG life change. This is where things get exciting.
Let me give you a bit of backstory. In our awesome nine years of marriage there have been no less than six life changing career decisions. Each involving a moving to another state or sadly being apart for extended periods of time. It’s kept things interesting. Life’s an adventure and we are pretty good at it.
When life changes come, I think it’s more than fair to say it’s a rollercoaster of emotion. In one day, you can go up and down, back and forth, between excitement and dread. Excitement for something new and dread for the loss of the familiar.
If you haven’t caught on by now, we have had another life change, this one involving moving to another state. Surprise, Surprise. We will be moving from the home we have lived in for the last five years. The longest we have done life in one spot since we got married. I left the job I had been at for the last four and a half years. Zero complaints about that. Now I get to focus on my writing. (Thanks Babe!) We are starting the next chapter in our adventure and I am a roller coaster of emotions. Mostly I just want to get this adventure started.
Over the next four weeks I’ll be packing, organizing, making phone calls, striking deals and selling my soul. You see we have four weeks and we don’t exactly have a place to live yet. No worries. (kinda) Thank God for good friends.
As fresh and exciting as it all is, it can also be terrifying. But the point is that life changes. How boring would it be if it never did? What kind of awesome lives would we be missing out on? If nine years ago I had said no to big, scary life changes, not married my husband and moved across the country, I would have missed out on so many amazing experiences. Most importantly, I would have missed out on him. So, big life changes be damned. If he came home today and told me we needed to move to the moon my response would be, “Do we know what the real estate market is like up there?” and I would pull out my laptop and start researching. Obviously, it’s a metaphor, because the idea of really being in space terrifies me. But I digress.
All of this to say, I may or may not be posting consistently over the next four weeks. Also to convince myself that life changes are good. Adventure is out there!