Transition…Yet Again

Transition, Yet Again

Do you feel as if your life is in a constant transition?  I am experiencing this…yet again.  Children move out, children move back in.  It feels like a never-ending roller coaster ride and I’m ready to climb off.  I don’t like heights anyway!

We experienced it again this weekend.  We needed to make some “rearranging” of the bedroom situations so that we were all on one floor of the house.  The room is available…that is not the issue.  It was just a matter of getting it done and I wasn’t willing to procrastinate or delay it happening.  What we had to have is a game plan…

1. The rocking chair had to be moved out of the room.

2.  The dresser had to be moved from bedroom #2 to bedroom #3.

3.  The cubbies needed to be moved from bedroom #2 to bedroom #3.

4.   The crib in bedroom #2 needed to be taken apart (it isn’t being used).

5.  The crib needed to find it’s home in the attic!….This is huge because it had to get out of the room completely.  And, we do need to keep it for future use (more grandchildren will surely be on the way soon!)

The reality of this is that it only took a total of 30 minutes!  It wasn’t a major event and didn’t need to be made into one.  Now bedroom #3 is ready to go and happily occupied by our 2 year old granddaughter!

These were the first steps….next, the dresser and desk need to be moved from bedroom #4 to bedroom #2.  Then the clothes need to be put into the dresser, the rug vacuumed and BAMM!  Bedroom #2 is complete.  This is a project that will be completed by Wednesday this week. 

The next step is to take care of bedroom #4 by just straightening it up and rearranging it into a sitting room and create some storage area in the closet.  I can’t wait until it is done..which will be by the end of this weekend!

The best part is that breaking it down into chunks makes it seem like it is possible to accomplish without becoming overwhelmed.  Placing the accomplishments on the calendar as well as the expectations to achieve the next goal is important.  What do you have in your mind that you can chunk down into several pieces and accomplish yet another goal?  

Our lives are always going to be in some type of transition.  It is part of our every day.  It things stayed the same day after day after day it would be pretty boring.

Try breaking down a goal into smaller chunks and see what happens.  I’m willing to bet that you will accomplish much more and feel better too.

Linda Clevenger