Monday, May 06, 2013

"There is nothing permanent except Change"

"Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore." - Andre Gide


"The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance." - Alan Watts


Must keep telling myself this!
Readers and dear friends I am about to embark on a big change. It's funny how news like this works when you're a grown up. My bigger challenge has been how do you tell people? Do you call them up or do you wait for them to call you and then casually drop the news? But honestly, no one really calls anyone anymore! So then, do you do the new age thing and send a totally impersonal mass text "Hey everyone, guess what? We are moving!" to everyone in your contact list? Or worst, do you announce it on Facebook? I really thought about it, then I thought about it some more and I just decided anyone who actually cares about my life will somehow find out and if they REALLY care about my life, then they'll read my blog ;)

 I've spent nearly my entire life on the east coast, a true Jersey girl born and raised. But after 18 years of living in the same town, my life is about to start a whole new chapter. The hubster has gotten a great career opportunity down south (alhumdulillah); its the kind of opportunity we had been praying about for a while! Of course life works in funny ways and you often get what you want, just not how/when you want it. Ironic how I have always known that and even wrote about it here. So right now I'm trying and be grateful for this opportunity, despite the immense amount of emotions it brings.

Like most all humans I am not too fond of change, especially the emotions that come along with it. I have been coping with this news how I do best: by making lists, doing research and pouring myself into the figuring out logistics rather than accepting the reality that in a few short months my life will be totally altered!

So much is about to change I really don't know how else to go about it. I want to be excited, to look forward to all that this new chapter in our lives will have to offer, but it's difficult. Knowing that I won't be a 5 minute drive from my mom's place or even stupid things like finding a new eyebrow lady (ugh I really do love Humaira, does anyone else understand my pain of HOW hard it is to find a good eyebrow lady?!) or making new friends! There's so much to take for granted when you get comfortable in one spot. I guess this will be a good lesson on how to deal with the uncomfortable! 
 Plus I suppose I'm fortunate that I have a few months to wrap my head around this whole ordeal and to say my final good byes! One thing is for sure, expect A LOT more blogging once I'm there, since I'll no longer be a working mama, I might actually be able to devote more time to this space!

Just realized how true the quote above is in my situation, I really will be discovering new oceans. From the Atlantic to the Gulf of Mexico! The murky waters of the Jersey shore will no longer be a familiar sight, but I suppose it won't be too difficult getting used to the glistening turquoise hues of Florida beaches either ;)