“We can’t be afraid of change. You may feel very secure in the pond that you are in, but if you never venture out of it, you will never know that there is such a thing as an ocean, a sea. Holding onto something that is good for you now, may be the very reason why you don’t have something better.”

C. JoyBell C.

This week we are discussing courage and for me, this is my family right now.  They have made the decision to relocate themselves and their family to a new town.  New schools, new jobs and a new home.  There is nothing scarier than relocating and putting down new roots in an unknown town.  Or for my son, an old town as an adult when left as a teenager!

Stage one has been completed.  Most of the family are in the new home and the last will be here in a few days.  The girls will be transitioning to school tomorrow and this is also a little scary and exciting, so lots of courage will be needed here.  The school uniforms are ready along with all their school attire for the morning.  The animals are also settling in and doing well.

New jobs will begin next week, and both have secured employment and are ready to restart their careers in a new (or old) field with new employers.   A few more hurdles to complete (first aid) and ready to roll for the experiences next week.

New homes and new employment and in the top three stressors and they are currently handling the new experiences quite well.  It is early days and adjustments will be required of all the family members, including ourselves.

I can remember taking on a new position and whilst it was difficult to adjust – it was only the one experience, not all the experiences undertaken by the family.

So, lots of deep breaths, lots of positive affirmations and taking time to adjust is needed right now.  For all the family members.

A friendly reminder to all, that it takes around 90 days to ingrain a new habit or experience.  So for any of you that are trying a new role – please be kind to yourself as it becomes the new “normal” for you.  I also hope that the transition is smooth and allow yourself time to adjust to the new surroundings and learn the ropes of this new experience.

And congratulations for having the courage to explore new opportunities.