Deep thoughts from SCB

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I wrote this last night and reading it over now, I almost didn’t post it because my thoughts are all over the place, I’m not feeling well grounded and I don’t want to sound like Kim Kardashian.  But then again, I’m not going to pretend to be something I’m not.  I don’t have it all together every day.  I’m real and that’s what this blog is.  So in the spirit of keeping SCB real… 

Do you have a room dedicated solely for ironing? 

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Now this is getting ridiculous. 

I am absolutely excited, thankful and happy about the direction our lives are headed right now, but sometimes I can’t help but wish things were simple a couple years ago. 

Those times where visiting grandma was only 30 minutes away.  Lu was just around the corner if not sitting next to me on the couch making fun of Mike.  Spoiling the heck out of my niece for the day was NBD.  Taking Bam to the park to play every evening while my BFF & I sat on a park bench and caught up was a 2 minute drive.  Simple things like racing and visiting the farmers market was so fun.

The comfort of my mother in-law’s fried chicken-the only kind I will actually eat off the bone might I add.  But moving is tough.  This is our 3rd move in 2 years and each time I never knew a single person other than Mike.  It also means I got to meet some of the coolest kids I never would have met.

It’s both crazy and frustrating that I am so adverse to change.  I only have one life, why not live it and collect as many experience’s and memories possible?  Without feeling like stepping out of my comfort zone is overwhelming and wanting to revert back to what I know.

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I’m not saying we have it all, I sure as heck don’t have it all together.  Mike you can stop laughing now.  Winking smile But I kind of like it when we had a little less.  I know, total #firstworldproblems

But with everything that’s going on {I promise to share everything with you in due time} I think about how simple our lives were a couple years ago.  Don’t get me wrong, I don’t want to go back, but I’ve learned a lot during that time. 

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This week had me feeling happy, anxious, nervous, sick, excited, worried, and anxious again. 

Repeat. 

I keep telling myself, how I feel is not always reality. 

I want to grow, experience things I never even thought about, learn more about myself, my husband, not know where we are going and be totally okay with it.

So here’s to embracing the unknown and finally being happy with it.  Dang it!

How do you feel about change?

Are you a creature of habit?

How do you overcome the fear of the unknown?

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12 Comments on “Deep thoughts from SCB

  1. I HATE change and I am a creature of habit. I try to force myself to try new things, constantly telling myself YOLO…I did not just say that…but it’s kind of true. I have to tell myself that I don’t want to look back in 20 years and have regrets because I didn’t try something just because I was scared of the unknown. P.S. this YOLO crap doesn’t apply with open water- the ocean freaks me out!

  2. Loved this post! Talking about change, I’m experiencing it right now. Last year I got married and moved away from both my husband and my family to live near milwaukee where my husbands job is and where we both went to college. Now today we are moving back to our hometown! And not just that, we’re moving in with his parents until we find a house. Just when I start getting comfortable, everything changes! I am horrible with change. I like my routine. My husband loves change. But I love that he’s making me change otherwise I would never live. He is my rock so as long as I’m with him ill know I will be ok.

    Today I am happy, excited, nervous, and a little sad to move on to this new chapter of my life.

    Cheers to change!

  3. I used to thrive on change. As I’ve gotten older (the last 10 or so years especially), I’ve gotten a bit more set in my ways and have a harder time dealing with big changes. I’m actually trying to change that – the past 6 months have been all about change both small and huge!!!
    Good luck adjusting (again!) to everything and finding your groove!!!

  4. OMG I could have written this post! The part about feelings not being reality is exactly what I have to remind myself.

    We have moved 4 times since 2010 and I am thankful for where each love has taken us, but it has been stressful too! We are in a place now where we hope t stay for a longer time, but who knows what life will hold. Change is scary, but usually there are positive things about it, which is what I try and tell myself.

    I am about to embark on another big change in my life that doesn’t involve moving homes, but I am nervous and stressed and a little excited. I will be okay and you will be okay. 🙂

    Thanks for being so real and for sharing your journey with us.

  5. I am the worst person with change. When my husband and I moved from our comfort zone and family in NC to Erie, PA it took me months to adjust and I’m still not sure I ever adjusted. Now we have moving again coming up (thankful this time because I am ready to get out of where I am now!) it reminds me how much I need to be better at accepting change and enjoying the moments we have.

    Love this post so much! Thank you for being so real and sharing!

  6. Aww I really feel you in this post! I used to be very very averse to change – to the point where I really had anxiety when things in my life would shift. But I went through some personal struggles the past few years and have really come to adore the growth and new perspective that comes from change. Sending you good vibes so you regain your sense of peace!

  7. Just take it one day at a time and remember to breathe….stick to what you do know…running!!!! You are very brave and have lots of courage for moving and starting over….never forget that!!!!

  8. I think change – no matter how big, small, easy or tough – is a good thing. Life’s not meant to be stagnant.

    I am a creature of habit when it comes to some things – dinner at 6/7pm no later and early to bed, early to rise but I’m pretty flexible otherwise.

    I overcome the fear of the unknown with the help of friends and family. I also keep reminding myself that the ‘unknown’ could be much better or lead to much better things. And if it doesn’t…..I have a great support system.

  9. Hmmm where to start! I would not give up the day I got the chance to meet you on that park bench. ( just glad it was the one that blaze didn’t run head long in too)! I can’t tell you what your friendship means to me!

    I’m so very proud of you and Mike! You both deserve all the fun and good that has and is coming your way! Most of all you both have stayed humble through it all!

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