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  • Writer's pictureBethF

Riding the crest

So this week's been a bit of a whirlwind so far. On Tuesday I got (unofficial) notice that my landlord was selling the house I have been living in for the last 9 years, and I agreed on a new property, nearly 200 miles away! The move had been on the cards for a while, and had been put on hold for a number of reasons, and it seemed like the Universe worked her magic on Tuesday and everything aligned.

I have been riding the crest of emotions ever since. Excitement, happiness, nerves, trepidation, bravery, exhaustion! It feels important now more than ever not to become overwhelmed by any of the more challenging feelings such as stress, anxiety and fear. To actually mentally visualise myself riding the crest of a wave (like the cool surfer dude that I will never be!) instead of finding myself sucked into the wave and being pulled under by the force of the underlying ocean is an image that I'm constantly reminding myself of. Not only does it make me smile, it also reminds me to feel, and to just go with the flow, rather than to try and fight. As we all know the ocean will always win in that fight.

It is really important to me to be prepared as there will be a lot of work and a lot of mixed feelings over the coming weeks. I know that looking after myself physically will also help with this so I've put a system in place to be reminded (if I forget) to eat well, take regular breaks, get outside in the fresh air and give myself time to relax. Being kind to myself and remaining curious will also help a lot.

I may not always get it right. I may get stuck in the wave every now and again. I do however feel prepared and right now am really excited for this move and the next step on my exciting journey of life.

I hope you, dear readers, will come along with me.

Thank you for listening.

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