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Transitional Friday: Dealing with Multiple Life Changes at one time

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I’ve been sharing some of my life changes lately. I had several life changes in finding a new job and relocating to a new area.

Some lessons I’ve learned are:

  1. Embrace the situationchange life
  2. It is natural to be nervous, but keep moving forward.  Anything and place that is new is scary, until you have experienced that situation or area.
  3. Learning anything new takes time—be patient with yourself.
  4. An elephant must be eaten one bite at a time—take things one at a time.  Deal with one issue or decision {if and when possible} before moving to the next.
  5. When multiple decisions have to be made, deal with the most important first.
  6. God has put you here for a reason.   You have a purpose in this situation, a lesson to learn and a lesson to teach.
  7. Everything works together for the good of those who love the Lord.
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Transitional Friday: 5 Lessons When Life Changes

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Life is full of changes, both good and bad.  The one thing that is inevitable is things will not stay the way they are.

So how do we deal with these changes?only constant in life

  1. Allow yourself to feel the emotion—whether good or bad go through the process.
  2. Find a way towards contentment—I’ve had times when I struggled with contentment and it made me and everyone around me miserable.
  3. Find the positive in the change—if the change is a result of something bad or tragic this may take longer.  But even the lessons and pain from this experience can one day help others going through this experience.
  4. Seek God’s will and peace in any and every situation.
  5. Take life one day {and one minute or hour if necessary} at a time.   Take your time when making decisions and pray about it.  Remember, this too shall pass.

What lessons have you learned when life changes?

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Transitional Friday: 9 Considerations When Finding a New Home

A friend of mine recently purchased a new home.  This led to a stressful time, longing to make the right decision and find a house that would become a home.home for sale

  1. Assess your needs in advance
  2. Be realistic about what you can afford
  3. Is this a starter home or a family home you hope to stay in the rest of your life
  4. Do you need room for growth?  Are you planning on expanding your family?
  5. Search for the amenities you need or can’t live without
  6. Decide what you can live without if necessary
  7. Search for a home that meets the needs for you and your family
  8. Consider the neighborhood, surrounding schools, etc.  Is the home on or near a busy shopping center or road?  Is this something you can live with or will this cause too many delays?
  9. Is this home?  Do you love the house?  Does it feel like home?

What aspects did you take into consideration when searching for a new home?

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Transitional Friday: 7 Lessons from Starting Over

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I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve had to start over.   The reasons for this are varied, but include moving, divorce, starting a new job, returning to college, etc.

With the new year here, we are all making new resolutions.   Often this includes losing weight.  Yet, two weeks later we’ve given up.   New resolutions are all part of starting over and learning new ways and techniques to improve ourselves.

Starting over can be exciting when thinking about the new possibilities.  Each change brings new hopes and dreams. starting over

  1. Adjustment takes time
  2. Embrace the experience
  3. Be thankful for the opportunity
  4. Look forward—what hopes and dreams does this experience open up
  5. Remember God has you here for a reason
  6. What lessons can you learn from this experience
  7. This is a new beginning

What have you learned from starting over?

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Transitional Friday: 7 Lessons When Moving to a New Area

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I recently had a friend that moved across country.   Making such a move is a huge undertaking.

While, she and her family were excited about the move, there were also adjustments that had to be taken into account.

  1. Learning the cultural differences—even in the United States various areas have different cultures, depending on if you are in the southeast, Northeast, southwest, North west or California coasts.moving boxes
  2. Learning the new area—this includes the roads, restaurants, stores, etc.
  3. Developing a new routine takes time
  4. Appreciating the difference in scenery—whether you go from the mountains to the beach or the plains to the big city, the scenery is different.  Take the time to appreciate the new scenery that is around.
  5. Finding a house of worship—sometimes we may have to visit several churches before finding the right fit and where we feel at home.
  6. Searching for a new house—searching for a house is stressful enough, but when taking in the difference in living expenses and finances in different parts of the country, this increases the stress.  Don’t rush the decision, take time to make sure this is the best decision for you and your family.
  7. Making new friends—this takes time, but whether you meet them at church, on the playground, at work, or join various organizations or societies, you can make new friends.

What have you learned when moving to a new area?

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Transitional Friday: 7 Ways Starting a New Job Affects Life

Recently I started a new job.  Starting a new job is a huge transition.new job

Some aspects that need to be taken into consideration:

  1. Learning the duties and responsibilities of a new position
  2. Learning the daily routine and duties
  3. Discovering the new environment of the workplace
  4. Meeting co-workers and making friends
  5. Discovering the co-workers that are toxic {ie. Gossip, etc.} and keeping a cordial space
  6. Discovering how the new routine fits into family and private life
  7. Budgeting finances

How has starting a new job affected your life?

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Transitional Friday: Home is where Heart is

home where heart isFor years I was unhappy with where I was living.  I did not want to be there.  I was fighting a spiritual battle, between what I wanted and what God wanted for my life.

There were times when the situation weighted so heavily on my heart that it gnawed away at me and I became angry.

Then a few months ago, God opened amazing doors for a new job in a new city an hour away.

I realized during this time that the place I’d been fighting living, had become more of a home than I ever expected or anticipated.give thanks

Only once I had left, did I realize how much this town and place had become home.

Often we don’t realize how important a place or person is until they are gone.

We are told to be “thankful in all things.”

This isn’t always easy, especially in trying circumstance.  I’ve really struggled with this lesson at times.

However, that is exactly what God wants for us.

What have you been thankful in?