Time flies! We have been here a little over two years! You may think we are past the transition, but the two year mark has hit harder on me than the first year mark. I was on survival mode for the first year, searching for the basic necessities of life. Do we have a place to live? Check. Transportation? Check. Schools? Check. Church? Check. Grocery store? Bank? Check. Pediatrician? Check. Walmart? Target? Check. Friends? Hmmm…. A few. Continue reading
February flew by and March flashed before my eyes. I blinked and they were both gone. As you and your family adjust to a new schedule, a new way of accomplishing tasks, you will find yourself wondering where your time went.
When you move from a warm-climate culture into a cold-climate culture, you will realize that time is a very valuable and non-renewable resource. You will find more and more demands on your time that will force you to become much more scheduled and much less spontaneous. I did not want to fall into the busyness trap, rushed, anxious and tired. But all of a sudden, without realizing it, I became over-committed, disappointed and exhausted. How do I step back, re-evaluate and re-arrange my and my family’s schedule? How do I protect this valuable resource? Allow me to give you a few suggestions.