You all know I have stress management issues.
And right now, I’m going through major anxiety and stress. We are becoming homeowners for the first time, moving about 30km from where we currently live which means changing school for girls etc.
Moving has always been more or less emotional for me. I did a lot of digging and found out two years ago (when we last moved) what the trigger was. But it does not make it easier today. It simply doesn’t change anything for me to know the “why-s”.
I refuse to ruminate all the negative thoughts and fears that come through my mind about packing and starting some place else. It wouldn’t do any good.
So instead, I art journal 🙂 and make pretty pages with ugly thoughts buried under.
Here is what I’m currently playing with:
Since I was born, my family and I moved about 5 times. Never for happy reasons. I know moving is not an easy thing but always keep in mind all the good it means and the great things it will bring to your life that you have to discover. And you are being homeowners. That is something huge and so positive in your lives, never forget that. Think about all the happy memories you’re gonna create with your lovely husband and daughters. This house will mean so much for your girls!
I know it’s hard, but working hard on staying optimistic is the key
I’m so happy for you! You’re gonna make it work so beautifully and manage the difficulties you might encounter with much deserve pride! I know it.
Have the lovliest day! xo
I know all about moving. I don’t envy you one bit, except…you get to decide where you want to put things all over again, you don’t have to keep the walls “renter white”, you can re-invent yourself. It’s an opportunity for growth and maybe a tax write-off. Yippee!
nolwenn, your own home, a beautiful dream! lots of work, but lots of beauty too. it’ll all happen, step by step.
hallelujah for art journaling yes? so restorative!
good luck with your move!
Thank you so much Indi for just being here.
Moving house can be tricky, but once you’re in, you’ll love it, and the art you made during the stressful time will be great. Loving your blog. Michelle x