Part #1 of Making a Big Change

Many of you will know that Evan and I will be moving to Calgary mid-June. If you didn’t, you do now (apologies for the lack of email/text/Facebook message regarding it).

It’s a big move. It’s a big change. I was offered the job of a lifetime and ‘no’ was not an option.

We are both excited. We are both nervous. It’s bittersweet.

Yet, we aren’t the only two on planet earth to make a big move. There are many other couples/families/individuals that decide to go somewhere new. We are two of many. Reminding ourselves of this is comforting.

However, even though we are two of many, it doesn’t necessarily make it easier. Change for most human beings, who are creatures of habit, is a difficult and drawn out process. While difficult, it is a necessary and unavoidable part of life. As my mindfulness guru says, “everything is uncertain” and thus, change is always just around the corner.

Over the course of the next couple of weeks, I am going to discuss and delve into the concept of change, uncertainty, angst, and the stress that typically accompanies such shifts. I will also discuss coping techniques and strategies to deal with the change. The goal in utilizing such techniques is to work towards positive change. This is difficult and there will likely be setbacks, but working towards positive change is crucial for long-term emotional stability and happiness.

I look forward to it. Let’s hope I practice what I preach…





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