21 April 2013

I've Got Growing Pains!

Right now I'm sitting on my comfy, cosy couch (literally and figuratively). I've been hunched over my laptop, sunk into the couch, for the past two days giving my website an overhaul, but I'm gonna have to get off it soon because I'm moving in 10 days. This is where my growing pains come in.

I used to move around so much that my feet barely ever touched the ground, BUT, I've been living in the same place for 6 1/2 years now (a record for me) and my ivy plant has attached itself to my wall. But you know what? I asked for this. I dreamed of the kind of place I wanted to live in, and I wrote out a list. Then voila! It found me. That's right. I was not house-hunting. It found me when my friend (who actually was house-hunting) asked me to drive her to look at the house. Call it fate. Call it serendipity. But I decided to call it Home.

Okay, I'll admit I don't do well with transitions. In contemplating change, the Buddha says that with annica (impermanence), what follows is dukkha (stressful) and anatta (not-self). Well let me tell you, I am certainly feeling the dukkha and anatta right now. In other words, I'm FREAKING OUT! And I'm doing what the woman in the cartoon is doing, laying on the couch watching  movies when I should be working (ie. packing boxes).

So where am I going with this?....

If you want things to change, then you gotta get off the couch and be willing to do the work. 


This is true in life, in love, in work and in play. But don't let dukkha get you down. It's good to have support when you're switching things up. Keeps ya on track. I'm here for ya. All you gotta do is reach out.

Lisa xo

P.S.
I do have support with my move. I hired movers and my mom and one of my best friends will be there to usher me through the transition. Phew!