Did you know that according to psychologists, moving (especially long distances with children) tops the list in stressors for women?
Okay so maybe I made up the “long distances with children” part…but the gist of this is true, moving is a stressful life event and….. And I’m living in the thick of it.
I’m spending my days sifting, sorting, packing and all around disassembling the home I’ve worked 5 years to cultivate.
Am I excited about our new life in Michigan? Absolutely! But mostly I’m stuck in the nuts and bolts of getting us there, packing toys, sorting sweaters, getting serving bowls there in one piece.
So… can I ask you for help? Would you share some of your best moving graces with me?
Would you tell me what saved your life in the middle of a move?
How you found grace in the chaos?
What do you wish you knew “then” that you know “now”?
You see, I have this little idea of a list, something that we can create and cultivate that will give grace, wit and wisdom in the midst of the stress of a move.
Because in the grand scheme of things moving isn’t that big of a deal. After all, it’s just boxes and totes full of this and that.
Except in the here and now “small scheme”… it’s a pretty big deal indeed.
So, would you help me crowdsource a list of moving graces? Ideas? Tips? Would you tell me your best and pass it on? Ask a friend?
Can we cultivate a little something tangible that we can send our stressed out sisters and friends in the thick of moving-ville?
Because I need this list right now, perhaps you might someday too?
I’ll post the accumulation of moving graces next Monday. You can share here in the comments or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.