Pushing through the unexpected

On Friday I pouted about how I don’t want to move, remember?

But, you guys were so sweet (as always) and left super encouraging comments. Seriously, I love you people! Anyway, Leslie, from The Goddess Howe, said something that I absolutely loved:

“Moving sucks. So just allow yourself to feel what you’re feeling. Experience the feeling, acknowledge it, and then move on when you’re ready.”

Bam. Solid advice right there.

Now I am fully aware that moving really isn’t that big of a deal. I know many people facing much harder realities. But still, I realized that that advice can be applied to almost any unexpected curve ball thrown at us. Now some “curve balls” may appear more difficult when you compare yours to someone else’s. But don’t do that.

Don’t ignore the challenge, the struggle in front of you. Don’t minimize it. Acknowledge it and allow yourself the freedom to experience whatever emotion it brings. Then, when you are ready, you must try to push through.

(Helpful hint: Wallowing too long does no good. I know this, cause I’ve tried it. Multiple times…you would think I would have learned from the first couple times – apparently not.)

Whatever you are facing today, have faith you will get through this. It may seem impossible or never-ending, but that is a lie you must not believe! And though you may feel alone in this, please remember, you are not! There is someone else who has been on (or is currently on) the same journey too.

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Don’t worry sweet friend…you can do this. And as my dear sister, Judy, told me “you are stronger and braver and more amazing than you think!” You really are!

You are going to push through the unexpected. And know that I am right there with you!


Update:  So, in case you were wondering (and even if you weren’t, I’m going to tell you anyway)…

I’ve allowed myself to 1) experience my emotions: tears and sadness and possibly some ugly crying. 2) I’ve acknowledged it… and now 3) I am moving on…very slowly, but still, moving forward. Baby steps.

Only now I am faced with the overwhelming task of packing the house and going through the ridiculous amount of junk we have accumulated over the past 3 1/2 years! Gross.

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One Response to Pushing through the unexpected

  1. Kathryn says:

    I just ran across your blog while googling “don’t want to move.” I’m moving across the country in a week and I really don’t have any desire to do so even though we’ll be closer to family. My husband has already moved a couple of weeks ago while I pack up the house here while taking care of our almost one year old.

    Your posts about moving are encouraging. I do not like having to uproot my life either but it must be done right now. Thank you for letting me know it’s not that bad after all.

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