Attachment, routine, comfort, familiarity, predictability…..call it what you will but WE crave it. I am as guilty as the next person and my primary message is CHANGE!
My life in the last 2 weeks has literally been flipped upside down. I am as uncomfortable as I can ever remember. I am sleep deprived, stretched to my limits and temporarily homeless. There is nothing in my life (at the moment) that is comfortable. On June 5th my wife gave birth to twin boys and on June 12th we packed up our house as the first step to finding a bigger space for our growing family. The boys have other ideas for night time than sleeping and the cardboard boxes are starting to resemble home! STRESS….you could say that!
Here I am standing in front of my house that has served us so well for the last 11 years. This is when perspective become so valuable. Transition is a normal part of life even as hard as it is for me in this very moment. I am living this message RIGHT NOW so I could not think of a more appropriate subject to address.
Here I am holding my baby boys and I have no idea in the world what fatherhood entails. I say again, transition is a normal part of life AND IT IS EXTREMELY HARD. There is nothing predictable about transition, about change, about starting a new season. Living in the past will never serve us in the future. It is essential that we learn to anticipate peaks and valleys in order to avoid paralysis that pain can very easily bring. So this is “Movin’ On” means for me and I just wanted to share it with you.
Could I ask that you consider what it is that is holding you back? What is it that will not allow you to move on? Seasons never last forever and life is not a sprint. Change is something we all have in common. Think of it as a test and fix your focus on what rests beyond your pre-conceived notions. Remember what it most important to you and commit no matter how “temporarily tough” the journey may be.
I’m cheering for ya’ and as hard as it may seem in the moment, there is a reward in the end!