Moving House with Energy and Moving On with Anticipation
Recently I received the news that I would have to move out of my lovely home. Although I was expecting it for some time it was still a shock.
I have lived here for 3½ years and have treated it as my own. Many friends and family have visited and stayed, I hosted a book launch, held workshops and a ‘Celebration Party’ here where 50 of us shared what we were celebrating. Many contributed to the entertainment so it was a celebration of the talents and abilities of those present also – singing, poetry, acting and more.
I love the house, and I have beautiful memories to carry with me as I go through the process of moving.
Although Moving House is only # 32 in the Holmes and Rahe Stress Scale it can still be stressful.
First there is the de-energizing effect of facing up to the impending change.
Second is the challenge of having to find somewhere else just as nice to live.
Thank goodness for the internet and realestate.com.au which allowed me to ‘shop online’ first. I looked at several houses and nothing inspired me, then I checked out the area where I used to live and ‘Lo and Behold’ the ideal house turned up.
Apart from being the size and style I liked, the view and the garden there were several extra bonuses; in the complex are two swimming pools (one is heated) so I can keep fit by swimming all year round. Then there is the gym and tennis court. I might even take up playing again. How does it get better than this?
The Third Stress Factor: organizing all the changes, redirections, re-connections, and notifying friends and relations, etc etc.
A long long list to get through.
Fourth: Cleaning, lawn mowing etc at the house I am leaving to make sure I hand it over in pristine condition.
Fifth: Pacing myself physically, emotionally and mentally so that I maintain my energy throughout the time.
I am so lucky and energized that I have wonderful friends (and my brother) who are helping me in so many ways with this move.
It looks like there will have to be another party coming up – a House Warming one.
The name of the complex I am moving into is ‘Castles in the Sky’ – and that is what it feels like – Somewhere Over the Rainbow – where I will be living with my friend Sue. How does it get better than this.
So – Moving House and Moving On can be energizing.
This is where the ‘anticipation’ comes in. I am so looking forward to this new beginning, and even the challenges it throws up. We don’t grow unless we move through new challenges with ease and joy. So far it has been easy and joyful for me, and I anticipate it will open up new opportunities and adventures. I do hope some of you can share them with me.
I am trusting that it will energize me to be more regular and consistent with my blog posts too.
A Poem – Moving House and Moving On
Sometimes we require a shove or a push to get us to move right along
A move that is physical brings on a change that can be a dirge or a song.
By leaving this place where I’ve known fun and love I’m facing some challenges new,
But the house that I’ve found that will soon be my home is one with some height and a view.
I’ll be up ‘In the Sky’ in a ‘Castle’ it seems, as the name says that’s where it’s located.
Good fortune with follow me there I am sure for the ‘Place’ is ‘Fortuna’ – so stated.
Facilities many, a garden around, where the birds can join in with my song.
I’ll move there with energy, share lots of love and invite all my friends – come along.
It’s symbolic I’m sure of the change in my life, where I’ve done it at times rather tough.
My belief is that life should be easy and smooth, of roughness I’ve had quite enough.
From now I resolve to put out what I want – and what I am wanting for me
Is the same as for you – to receive as you give, that beautiful life energy.
© Joan Small June 2012