I moved. Physically moved house again and took time off away from the blog but now I am back.
Moving is never that much fun and my move was in two parts. A small move into my new apartment then all my furniture came from Florida one month later. Gosh, today I just got some curtains hung. Finally.
Moving is also hard on your mind. It’s stressful, no matter how much you plan…it’s stressful. Changes, big changes in life are like that. I found my life upside down and living out of boxes. I found that even though I moved back to my childhood home area, things change. Getting used to your new surroundings is fun but stressful at times too. It all depends on your attitude too. Keep a positive outlook on how things go and seriously learn to go with the flow, you’ll be much better for it.
What’s one thing you dread doing because you know it’s stressful but necessary? Comment below.
This weekend, Fourth Of July weekend 2016, I embark on ANOTHER move in my life.
I recently moved back to the Cincinnati, Ohio area from Florida, but to a temporary home. Well, we finally found a place to live, in Liberty Township, Ohio. Near West Chester, Ohio, where my husband works. It’s a 2 bedroom apartment in Liberty Center. A wonderful place to live with a luxury movie theater, lots of retail shopping, a park, 2 apartment buildings, offices, and lots of great restaurants. Yes, imagine living in the burbs but walking to Starbucks which is located in my apartment building. The idea of Liberty Center totally caught my eye years ago in it’s planning stages and now they built it. I always desired to move there. Now I am. Manifesting what you want in life really works!
As I prepare to move again, I am faced with creating a moving plan. One that actually will take some time as I have the majority of my “stuff|furniture” moved up from Florida storage. Everything will be taken in steps over the next month, month and half. I am grateful I don’t have to do much packing, since everything is still packed in my temporary home.
As we embark on another move, it reminds me that I would like to “downsize” my furniture more and simplify my life as much as possible. This won’t be our last move in the next few years I am sure. We actually have moved some 6-8 times in 15 years. I did some downsizing when I packed up house in Florida this spring but there is always room to improve on that.
Finding courage to move forward in life is hard. I know, I am in that mode right now. I want to keep moving my life forward but staying in my comfort zone seems more appealing. Truly an internal conflict.
Working with my life coach, I am finding strength and courage to “Just Do It”, that’s right, just get out there and do what must be done. Put aside fear, shame, remorse, worry, etc., and keep pushing forward no matter what. What’s the worst that can happen? Um, nothing really. Don’t let worry of failure in your mind keep you still; in one place. You have to step up and move forward. Take baby steps! Reach out to one person in your life and share a “play” date. Visit a place you have never been before. Drive a drive you have not gone before. Write on your blog a topic your not so comfortable sharing but realize your discomfort might help one person in the process. All these things I just said, I am actually working on. There is a lot of resistance to do these things but I am supported by friends and family to do them. I go forward with their love in my heart. But most of all I support my own growth.
Do I feel shame, sure. I moved to Florida only to realize it’s not the place for me, so I moved back home to Northern Kentucky recently. I am even living with my in-laws till my home is ready for me. Deep down I feel a little shame but you know what, there really isn’t any shame in realizing something is not right for you. We all have minds to make choices in life and use them! Don’t let others shame you into feeling bad for what you choose. My family and friends are here in NKY, so that is where my heart is living and so must I physically. I never once while living a year in Florida stopped calling this area “home”. Ding Ding Ding, big universal sign pointing me home.
Just a few years ago I was super stuck in my comfort zone. I am no longer that person. I am in the integration phase of my self-development, and this is where the rubber really meets the road. Let’s get moving. It is not easy for me at all. I have a ton of resistance and fear but I am learning to live with those emotions and do it anyways.
Find a friend, lover, relative, someone to help you stay accountable with your improvement, someone who will push you further than you thought you could go. Reach out to someone for help. But just keep moving and just do it. You won’t really improve if you don’t do. Don’t try, do! Nothing bad will happen. Who knows what wonderful things might happen along the way. And your confidence in yourself will only grow.
I encourage you to step outside that comfort zone. I wish you all the best. Comment below if you need help/or want to celebrate a big win in life, I’d love to hear all about it. Love and light, Rebecca ^_^
Want to learn more about the phases of self-improvement and how you too can move forward?..watch this video below.