365 Days of Happiness (140/365)

365 Days of Happiness (140/365)

So we made it to April!  Whew…!   Let’s Get Packing!  April is Packing Month.


When I began this transition process, I knew that 2016 would bring me more questions than answers (at first!).  So I set a rule for myself.  It’s a back-to-basics kinda rule.  Sorta one of those “I learned everything I need to know in Kindergarten” kinda rules.  Here it is…(drumroll …..please!)……One. Step. At. A. Time!!


You’re let down?  That wasn’t a good enough rule???

Oh I beg to differ.   I’m telling you….over the past months, I have been asked by well-meaning friends..family…even myself…..more questions than one person can stand..without losing one’s mind!  And when I manage to muster an answer to their first question….a landslide of follow-up inquiries come next  ?????  So. Many. Questions.

And the truth is — I don’t have answers.   But all these loving friends…..were freaking me out with their questions.  Making me nervous — at a time when I was working as HARD as I can to keep myself c.a.l.m.

So – One Step At A Time has become my answer.

Q: “Hey Diane, you’re house is on the market, where are you moving?”  A: One step at a time.  

Q: “Oh your house sold…when you closing?” A: One step at a time.  

Q: ” How’d that interview go?  Gonna get the job? …. A: One step at a time.  

It really is the only way I have managed this transition so far….and still be able to sleep at night.  Helps me feel like I don’t have to have all the answers today, tomorrow, or any other day.  I’m just taking this process…one.step.at.a.time. And one day….I will take that last step….and I will have arrived!  🙂

So — April is here….and here is what we know.  Our house has sold.  I’m interviewing for jobs.  When I land a job, it will guide where Peter and I move for our next home.  Our house is targeted to close on April 28th.  If we don’t have a job direction by then, we will put our furnishings in storage and head to Florida for a short period and continue the job search there.

So — April…is Packing Month.  And with a little luck..May will be Un-Packing Month.

Either way — we are happy.  And we stay on the path.  One step at a time.

Lots of love from us! #ChooseHappiness365 (140/365)

Ciao for now…..Diane (and Peter)

 ( and p.s.  — we know all your questions mean you love us.  We love you too!   As soon as we know, you will know!  <3  )

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