Today I’m over at Leigha’s place talking about accidental transition, moving, and all the unexpected trappings of change. I met Leigha though Story 101 – a writing course that’s changed my perspective on writing and voice. I wanted to stretch myself and write on the series she posted about transition. I’ve had several these last nine months. The changes are not all bad. The best thing I’ve learned is Story matters. So today I’m sharing a bit of my transitional experience.
All packed up and ready to go. Boxes piled high. Bubble wrap strewn across the floor. The house is helter-skelter. It’s moving day. It’s another moment of transition. Are you ready? Is this what you need to do to move forward? Do you think the grass might just be greener on the other side? Is this the right thing to do? Will it solve your problems or compound them? These are all questions I’ve held secretly when it comes to moving transition.
I was an army brat. We moved to three different states and one continent over to Germany. Most of what I remember from my childhood travels are the fun trips my mother took my brothers and I on to see castles, kingdoms, and cultures we’d only read about in books.
I used to love the process of the search and the anticipation of getting ready to start something new. In a way, I still enjoy those things about moving, but as I’ve gotten older, my perception as changed. Life has changed. I have changed. The concept of “the big move” has taken on a different meaning.
Read the rest over at Leigha’s Place. I’d love to hear your stories on transition too.