Moving can be a Bitter Sweet Time

Moving can be a bitter sweet time. For me, I had to sort through all of my belongings and decide what the keep, sell, donate and throw away. Fortunately, down-sizing wasn’t the hardest part of moving.

All I have left fits in a 5x10 storage unit

Moving can be a bitter time, learning how to down-size. All of my belongings fit into a 5×10 storage unit with room to spare.

Leaving your family and friends behind is what causes the bitterness in the moving experience. Those relationships will either break apart after the first few years, or remain connected forever.

Find ways to strengthen the relationships you want to savor. You might invite them out for dinner, to a movie, or just hang out at a park reminiscing about years gone by while taking pictures to add to your memories.

As the time approaches to move, anxious thoughts creep in. What if I don’t like it? What if it takes a long time to find a church? What if I get sick before I find a new doctor? The list goes on. What if?…

Along with the thoughts, comes fluttering in your heart and stomach – more symptoms of being anxious. You know that moving is the best thing for you, but it’s hard to take the first step.

Each time I have moved, it has taken a good year to feel settled in the new area.

The sweetness of something new.

Moving can be a sweet time, as you discover new things in your city and meet new friends.

Within the first year, the sweetness part of moving begins to appear with experiencing new and exciting adventures: places to eat, educational places to visit/tour, a church, perhaps a school or job, and even where to shop. And you make new friends.

Before you know it, the absence of your family and friends has been pushed out of your mind. Even the frequency of contacting them through emails and FB has slowed down. You realize God has placed new people in your life for this new season/journey.

So the next time you find yourself in the position to move or stay, remember moving can be a bitter sweet time.

 

By | 2016-10-19T14:32:14+00:00 May 13th, 2016|Life Experiences, Making memories|0 Comments

About the Author:

My name is Susan W (sue) Corbran. I am a writer, a Creative Memories consultant, a volunteer in Children's Ministry at my church, and an advocate for widows and gay Christians. I love helping people - whether it is by sharing my stories; consulting with others on how to preserve their most precious memories - photos and ways to tell their stories; or helping children learn about God - and for them to know that He loves them, no matter what! I am a Mom and a Grandma. I love to golf, travel, read, and listen to music (and play the piano and guitar, when available - simple songs!). Oh and I love to write - so be sure to read some of my blogs. I am a co-author of the book Emerge: Real Stories of Courage and Truth, An Amazon Best Seller, 2015, along with The Call to Soar, an Amazon Best Seller, 2016. An author of the ebook Five Simple Ways to Love Gay Christians You Need to Know Now, 2017, and other numerous blogs and articles for magazine contests. This year, 2017, I plan to publish a series of books for young adult (ages 9-14) in the genre of Christian Life. I also hope to publish a book of childhood memories (to share with my grandchildren). My hope is that God willl be praised and glorified by my writing for Him.

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