Good morning girls! Let’s dive into yesterdays daily eats and then talk about the Pro’s and Con’s of moving from my perspective 🙂
Yesterday started off with sprouted wheat bagels with Kerrygold butter and eggs. I ate half this bagel.
Lunch was Chicken & Wild Rice Soup with half of a half a bagel (did you follow that?). I had the other half of a half between breakfast and lunch when I got a growling tummy right before a Session. Quick tide-me-over 🙂
Mid-afternoon I needed another tide-me-over-until-dinner snack so I had some greek yogurt with half of a banana. I used a new little drinking glass that my Mom bought us while she visited. She said we needed to have some small cups in the house for taking vitamins 🙂 I love em!
Dinner was a simple chicken salad. This salad was made up of: spring mix, 1/2 c. of wild rice, chicken (made in the CrockPot yesterday — one bag of frozen tenderloins plus one jar of salsa on low for 6-8 hours), pear slices, goat cheese, and my homemade balsamic dressing. So yummy! It was a combo of cool/warm & sweet/savory. I loved it!
After dinner I had half a cookie and then went for a walk around town.
I landed myself at Barnes & Nobles and sat for a few minutes to read “The Purple Cow” by Seth Godin. I had heard it was good, so I wanted to get a little glimpse of it. Anyone else read it? I was skeptical to buy it because it was written in 2002. I feel like so much has advanced since then!
Anyway, I walked back home, enjoyed the other half of my cookie and climbed in bed to watch Gilmore Girls on Netflix (100 episodes on there!) until Marco got home. We were still up around 11:00 and my belly was a-groooowlin. I made a small piece of toast with butter & homemade jelly and was satisfied 🙂
Okay, so onto the Pro’s and Con’s of moving from my own experience. You can read everyone else’s perspectives in the comments here.
- It stretches you outside of your comfort zone and causes you to expand as a person
- You get to enjoy brand new life experiences
- You get to make a brand new place your home, try new restaurants, find new shops, etc
- You get to meet new people
- You feel free to be entirely you – it’s a brand new place and no one knows you yet
- You get less busy (in our case) and have more time to do the things that you want to do (if you motivate yourself to do those things)
- It’s exciting (for me) to do something new — I’ve always liked change
- It causes you to really take responsibility for your own happiness — you have to choose to do things that bring you joy, no-one else is going to do that for you (Husband taught me that)
- If you move with your significant other, it’s a great opportunity to grow together and support one another… It’s a really special, bonding experience
- In our case, I get to see my husband come home from a job that he loves and that makes me happy
- New coffee shops, house, and bed 🙂
- Allows you to focus more on your work and aspirations (if you choose to)
- New environment with different weather, scenery, and adventures
- Makes you really appreciate your family and the people you had/have in your life
- Causes you to say yes to getting out more (because you so begin to appreciate doing things with new people – I’ve met some really sweet girls here, and I’m so thankful for that!)
- The first few days especially are a little saddening: you feel emotional, and your new town doesn’t quite feel like home yet
- It’s emotionally up and down: sometimes you’re going to love it, sometimes you’re going to feel lonely (but a pro here is that it’s totally up to you to do the little things that bring you joy, get out of the house, and meet new people – even if that’s outside of your comfort zone)
- You’ll miss being able to just call up a good/long-term friend and meet for coffee or lunch
- If you were close in distance with your parents and had a good relationship, you’ll miss being able to drive over and have a cup of coffee with them
Honestly… I can’t think of many more con’s. Most things that naturally feel like cons, like being outside of your comfort zone, are actually pro’s in my opinion because they cause you to evolve and grow.
Now, what are your thoughts? Have you ever moved away from your home town? What were/are your pro’s and con’s? Which of mine can you relate to?
Let’s start a conversation and support one another in the comments below 🙂
xo, your coach