How do you grow roots and create meaningful friendships when you move and/or travel a lot? Or honestly, when life is just up in the air? I get it all the time, “How do you do it? I would be so anxious.” Because of my husband’s profession, my life can be a little cray-cray. We live in one place for about 4 months, then back home for a few months, then to a new city for a couple of months and repeat. The whole time, wondering if he will have a job.
No matter your situation, life is full of uncertainty. Here are some things I intentionally strive to live by as we take on each new adventure:
- Don’t hold back. Enjoy the moment, no matter the circumstance. (Especially when it comes to new friendships. Make friends! Connect with people.)
- Hug it out … with everybody. Show people you care. Love on your family, friends and even strangers! For example, I loved my grocery bag sacker when we lived in Detroit! I always went on Wednesdays because I knew Joseph was going to be there. Even though I called him Patrick for like 3-weeks, but he forgave me.
- Embrace change. Because, let’s be honest, most of the time you gotta do it anyway. So why not make the best of it, right?
- Don’t gripe. Just don’t do it, no matter what. No one likes being around a Negative Nancy. Find the good in every situation, it’s a game changer.
Life is full of curve balls. We can strike out or hit a home-run. You will never hit the home-run unless you swing.