Blogger Tribe_Sunday LatelySunday Lately is a weekly linkup hosted by the Blogger Tribe (lead by Angelica, Meghan, Nicole, and Katy). Every Sunday morning, the Tribe shares a small glimpse into the last week — and I’m sharing along, too, as part of my “group therapy.” All are welcome, so if you’re a blogger looking for his or her Tribe, click through and join us in the Blogger Tribe Facebook group, and every week we share our thoughts on a rotating theme of prompts. Here’s what’s happening in my space and place for Week 62.

30 therapy SUNDAY LATELY Week 62

This week’s prompts: Doing, Appreciating, Designing, Humming, Expecting.

Doing: Change of address! Shipping boxes! Packing boxes (thankfully, we don’t have to do a lot of this). But, generally, doing all the things one has to do preparing for a relocation.

Appreciating: I’m so greatly appreciating the opportunity to work remotely for my job on a contractual basis. My intent is to find an in-person job in Des Moines though, mostly so that I have some sort of social interactions (aside from talking to cats all day) but also because I really like working in an office setting.

Designing: Designing a week of lunches and happy hours and workouts around friends that I get to see once more before moving. I sincerely know some great people here, who I will miss incredibly.

Humming: I started binge-watching “Damages” from the beginning, since I never watched beyond Season 2. Naturally, I have the show’s theme song in my head.

Expecting: Totally expecting this week to fly by! Next Sunday, I’ll officially be a resident of Iowa. It still all feels really surreal, but my generalized anxiety is definitely at a high right now. I’m *really* trying to work on it by staying calm (but busy) and stress-free (which, hahahahaha). Seriously though, I feel OK about the move, but I think the anticipation and the excitement is partially manifesting in a negative way.

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  • I can’t wait to read about Iowa life. Moving is a big deal, no matter how little or much you take or how far you go. I always forget where it is on the stressful life events scale, but I know it’s up there. Glad you’re feeling OK with it though. I will never get the chance to move since we built a house on family land and our jobs will never move us, so I’m a little jealous of those that get to pick up and learn a new place.

    • Mel

      I’m so excited to start exploring a new place! And yes, it is definitely up there on the stress scale; I’ve had some rough times in the past before/after moves. I’m really trying to be conscious of my reactions to everything, but at the same time not worry about every.little.thing.