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Monday, July 22, 2013

Weekly Wishes #5 – Change Is Good

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I feel like I should change the name of this series from ‚Weekly Wishes‘ to ‚Melanie goes to Norway and crazy in the process‘ because looking at my latest posts and my current state of mind, this seems a more adequate title. I’m leaving Germany at the end of this week and I can’t believe this has come up so fast! I actually feel a bit overwhelmed by the prospect of living in another country soon – much more overwhelmed than when I went to Canada. Don’t get me wrong, I’m excited, but at the same time oh so nervous.

My goal for last week was to savor my time in Germany and I don’t know if I’ve done such a good job at that. I spent lots of time with Samuel, but apart from that I feel like all I ever do is run around preparing things for my upcoming move. I don’t really have time to just stop and rest for a moment. I fear that I am missing out on something and frankly, it’s just stressing me out.

So, this week my goal is to worry and stress out less about my move. I know it’s yet another abstract wish, but something that I really, really hope to accomplish this week. Every time I feel overwhelmed by things, I will take a step back and a deep breath and tell myself that everything will be fine. After all, I already decided that this year is going to be fabulous – I just need to remind myself of that more often.

I think this feeling is completely natural, when you’re standing at the beginning of a new chapter, whether it’s moving abroad, starting a new job or changing schools. Change is scary, because we don’t know what’s coming next, but at the same time change is also essential for a to move forward. Life should never be stagnant. Life should always be moving and every once in a while, that’s going to require us to be nervous and unsure of things.

But in the end, our fears from now will seem silly, the change that we were so nervous about will have become a comfortable routine and we will wonder how we have lived before.


How do you deal with change?


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I’m linking up with Melyssa from The Nectar Collective for Weekly Wishes.



  1. Norway will be an awesome change - and since it has a deadline - you know Germany will always still be here! Get ready for excitement!

  2. Norway sounds like it will be a great experience and challenge. I hope everything goes smoothly with the move. And this year will be fabulous as you're heading out on a brand new adventure!

  3. I am right there with you in running around like crazy and feeling like I am missing out on something, but this week I am relaxing and just being with the people I love. Change is really scary but you'll do great and nothing ventured, nothing gained, right?

  4. Change is always scary, so it's not weird that you're stressing out about it. I do exactly the same, so I guess you could call it extremely normal.
    Enjoy the time you have left in Germany and enjoy the move, because it will be over before you know it.
    *breaks out into song* "Relax, take it ea-easy, for there is nothing that we can do"

  5. Just found your blog! I hope Norway treats you well! And it isn't too late to start enjoying the time you have left in Germany!

    This Lovely Little Day

  6. Wow! I hope that you love Norway- I have always wanted to go! I deal with change decently...I feel like I'm more open than most but there are some things that really make me upset such as moving from family and relationship changes.

  7. Don't overwhelm yourself, else you won't be able to enjoy that moment. You can do it!

  8. Oh, moving IS stressful! I always forget about that part -- I dream of when I am settled in and in a new place. But organizing and boxes and picking them up and closing up shop? Ah pain in the butt!

    I think right now when everything is so up in the air, it makes sense to have more vague goals! :)

    Anyway, I am excited for you! Can't wait to experience Norway through your eyes! :)


  9. Ah that feeling of savouring every moment in one place but trying to organise a big move is SO familiar. My To-Do list was my life-saver... If everything had a day it would get done then I found I could relax when that day's things were ticked off, and I could enjoy my time :)

  10. Hey girlie, we're definitely the same person right now haha. I'm feeling everything you're feeling right now and I will take some of your advice right now! I feel like I have so much to do yet, I still haven't packed. Like you said, everything will be okay! You got this!

  11. Ohh worrying is rough. Maybe try journaling, that might help! You're in my thoughts this week! xx

    Allie /


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