Feeling stressed - but I know what to do.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

I can feel my body tensing up. There is a small, tender bump on the inside of my lip. It's the start of a canker sore. It is telling me that I'm stressed - something I had been avoiding. I'm moving and leaving my family, my friends and the geography I grew up with, so that I can work. I took a job in a rash decision to end my longterm unemployment and to further my career. But I'm over 30 and I'm just ready to settle down. I want to live with my family.

I'm sure that I will enjoy my new surroundings, but the adjustment will be stressful. The good thing is that I'm a very flexible person. I can make friends with some effort, even though I'm introverted. Each time I have moved far away, I made new friends who expanded my horizons. Moving away from and then returning to my hometown has been good for my soul.

It's just that I thought I was going to settle down in this area, so this move is unexpected. I will miss homecooked meals at my parents' house. I'll miss Friday night dinners with my college friends. I'll miss seeing them buy condos, townhouses, applying for new jobs. Maybe I can try Skyping with them. But there will be a lot I'll miss.

Lately I've focused so much on the upsides of my situation that I have been ignoring the huge negatives. The massive negatives. So here I am. Looking at the upsides and the downsides, and trying to stay balanced, neutral, stronger and healthy. Go away, canker sore, I can handle this with the grace of God. (It's funny how I turn religious whenever I feel alone.)
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    Hang in there...give yourself a breather now & then from stewing about this, you know, like during a workout? Or relaxing music, deep breathing, meditation...let your unconscious mind weigh in on things.

    GL and keep us posted!

    2073 days ago
    I'm going to be relocating in the next year also! It will be a huge change and I will miss a lot of things. You'll get through this change, change is always a little freaky.
    2075 days ago
    Good luck to you. I did the same thing myself about seven years ago. It is a difficult transition but hopefully all will work out for the best!
    2075 days ago
    Try to look at this as a great new opportunity to meet new people. You will do great!!
    2075 days ago
    Thanks. The canker sore went away. It was helpful to know you all are out there, as Sparkfriends.
    2075 days ago
  • EOWYN2424
    God bless you! I will pray for you!
    2075 days ago
    Hope all works out for you. All the best.
    2075 days ago
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