This isn’t going to be a how-to or informative post per se. It’s really just using the blog to share some personal thoughts because sometimes when I share things here, I get motivated to make changes in non-blog (aka, real life) world. So this is simply my personal words and thoughts about moving and the changes we’re going through. That’s it :)
David and I have both been talking with friends about how a move can really toss a lot of things up in the air–mainly routines that you have established. We are “routine” kind of people, and with occasional snippets of spontaneity (“let’s go out of town this weekend”), we like our routines and tend to do well in them.
Moving though has changed a lot of that–which I am sure will all settle down once we get “settled” more, but for now…not so much. Examples: Colonel Mustard still seems a little out of sorts–probably because I keep moving his food bowl and his bed as I rearrange furniture. I also keep walking “the long way” through the new house to only get into the next room because I haven’t learned the best routes through the new place. We don’t have many groceries since we’ve been traveling a lot, so meals are out of their “normal” line up. Oh…and our workouts…have…really…slowed…down. We are both the people that pretty much lived by “do something each day”. So David was pretty religiously (no pun intended) doing T25, and while I follow a few different routines (Tone It Up, Pumps and Iron, yoga classes, running), all we’ve been doing lately is walking the dog. WHICH IS GREAT for him and us. But it’s not feeling like enough.
So what advice to folks have, other than, set-down-the-computer-ya-nerd-and-go-on-a-run? And I’m sure, once we begin to really settle, this stuff will work itself out, as it tends to do. So maybe the answer is “get a job”, since that forces things to get back in order (i.e. bedtimes, meal planning, etc.). But until that happens, what do y’all think? What helps you when you transition? What helps your pets? Let me know!