Monday, March 12, 2018

A perfect storm of change....


I knew when I woke up on 1 January that I needed to change things in my life. The first thing to tackle was my health and fitness. It turns out that being healthy is not just about eating less rubbish and walking around the block more often. Sometimes it means tackling the big difficult problems and finding solutions for them. For me this means that I had to come to grips with the fact that I could not manage our big garden and house, working full time and commuting to Rolleston.


I have to admit that I just can't do it all and that I basically failed at my endeavour. So I put my house on the market (the feedback is I needed to clean it better - um yes, that's why I'm selling it) and I'm going to move right into town at the centre of things. It's going to be great even though most people would agree with me that shifting house is awful. We have found a town house that we like and hope to purchase but there are so many factors in the air, we can't hope too much.


And then this week I unexpectedly was made redundant from the company I have poured my heart and soul into for the last two and a half years. I guess I would never have made the jump myself, so the universe gave me a kick. I wasn't quite ready for that to be honest, but now that it's here I can see some opportunities in the space that has been created.


So right now we are right in the "pain" part of change. The part where there's lots of things to deal with and frankly not enough energy to do it. The part where lots of things are out of our control and we have to trust the process that it will all be ok. And I really believe that it will, we just have to get through this bit. 


Let's just say that diet and exercise are on the back burner, but reducing stress levels and therefore being healthier are definitely works in progress. I will keep you posted on how it's all going!!

9 comments:

  1. My goodness, what a lot of change and stress for you at present. Sorry to hear about your redundancy, I've survived my husband being made redundant three times, so I know what it's like. Fingers crossed the house sells quickly, and opportunities work out for you.

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  2. That’s so crazy hard! When you are now forcibly in a new place in life and things are not totally in your control. You decide how to react and how to move on. I don’t think the house and garden were a failure. It was a grand experiment that’s now going to change. And you’re smart enough to know that needs to happen, good for you!

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  3. Crikey......that is a lot to deal with.......hugs and quick house sale and job finding wishes.

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  4. Oh gosh! So much for things working out but I hope the cards will fall in your favour! That's a lot of things to be dealing with at the same time.

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  5. Big changes but so many fresh starts!! Lots of love xx

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  6. I love your honesty and bravery in these circumstances. Wishing you all the best xxx

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  7. Dear Deb, I've been reading your blog since shortly after the quake-appaled by the fact that the Japan quake was getting all the news and that Christchurch had become invisible. In that time I've seen you face some really tough stuff, okay a lot of really tough stuff. Think back on all you've conquered since then, realize how strong you are. I believe with all my heart that you will come out the other side of this just fine. Being in the middle of it all it's just so hard to "see" the end. Life is full of experiences that don't turn out as we wished. Don't beat yourself up! Another experience is just ahead!

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  8. You so breathe and live that quote “ and she stood in the storm and when the wind did not blow her way, she adjusted her sails” ... sorry to hear not plain sailing but your positive view of getting thru this is inspiring and thought provoking... hang in there!

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  9. I’m so sorry. You don’t get a break, do you. I believe in the bottom of my heart that you will find a better place to work. You can do this. I’m sending love and strength across the ocean

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