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Change is Constant

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Welcome. I am so excited to show you my new home however, I can appreciate that you might be thinking, "But why mess with a good thing?" And hey, I get it. The newsletter has been our cozy corner of the internet for so long, delivering nuggets of wisdom and updates straight to your inbox. But hear me out—we're not just change for change's sake. Sometimes, change isn't about good or bad; it's simply necessary. It's like rearranging your furniture—it might feel weird at first, but trust me, it opens up new possibilities. And yes, you can even subscribe so you will be notified anytime we post something new.

Now, in the spirit of change and my own area of interest, let's talk about the elephant in the room: grief. Yep, even in the midst of exciting changes, there's often a twinge of sadness lurking in the background. It's like saying goodbye to an old friend—even if you're excited about the new adventures ahead, there's a part of you that mourns what's being left behind. And that's okay. Change is messy, it's emotional, and it's perfectly normal to feel a whirlwind of conflicting emotions all at once.

Speaking of conflicting emotions, let's embrace the concept of both/and. We don't have to pick a side like we're choosing teams for a game OR which celebrity we are siding with post break up. We can feel excited and nervous, hopeful and scared—all at the same time. Life isn't black and white; it's a beautiful, messy spectrum of colours, and we're here to ride the wave together.

But before you go, let's take a moment to acknowledge some of life's curveballs, especially for those of us cruising through mid-life:

  • Empty Nest Syndrome: When your home suddenly feels like a ghost town, courtesy of your fledgling chicks flying the coop.

  • Career Pivot: Trading in the nine-to-five grind for a new adventure, whether it's pursuing a passion project or starting your own business.

  • Menopause Mayhem: Ah, the hormonal hurricane that is menopause—hot flashes, mood swings, and a rollercoaster of emotions. Who said getting older was dull?

  • Relationship Remix: Whether it's diving back into the dating pool or redefining your connection with a long-term partner, love in mid-life is anything but predictable.

  • Body Changes: From gravity's not-so-subtle reminders to those pesky gray (chin) hairs, aging gracefully sometimes feels more like a full-body renovation.

And because you know by now I would never leave you hanging without some tips for embracing change like a pro:

  1. Self-Care Savvy: When life throws you curveballs, don't forget to prioritize numero uno—you! Take a breather, indulge in activities that light up your soul, and don't hesitate to lean on your squad for some much-needed TLC. Please just stop trying to do everything by yourself.

  2. Dance with the Unknown: Change often waltzes in with a hefty dose of uncertainty (and terrible rhythm like the moves I often put on display at a wedding). But hey, uncertainty isn't always a bad thing—it's like the DJ when they play "Don't Stop Believing" and all of sudden you find yourself on the dance floor of new possibilities. So, put on your dancing shoes and embrace the thrill of the unknown. I really am a small town girl living in a lonely world.

  3. Resourceful Rockstar: Change can feel like a relentless rollercoaster ride, but you, my friend, are a resourceful warrior. Every twist and turn is just another opportunity to flex those resourceful muscles and show life who's boss. So, chin up, shoulders back, and tackle those challenges head-on. You, queen, are the MacGyver of your own life.

  4. Squad Goals: Remember, you're not in this alone. When the going gets tough, don't hesitate to call in reinforcements. Whether it's your ride-or-die bestie, your fam bam, or your work crew, surround yourself with the people (or person) who have your back through thick and thin.

  5. Attitude of Gratitude: In the whirlwind of change, it's easy to get swept up in what's gone awry. But amidst the chaos, take a moment to reflect on what has gone well or even the moments that have worked out. Gratitude, even for the little things, can be your guiding light through the storm.

So, there you have it—a glimpse into the ever-changing landscape of life and our new home. Embrace the journey, my friends, and remember: change is not the enemy; it's the catalyst for growth, discovery, and endless possibilities.

Until next time, stay curious, stay bold, and above all, stay true to yourself.


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This is so good Lisa. Nailed it like always 😊

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Love this!

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