Me and my family are moving to the East Coast at the end of this year. I’m clearing out my home of accumulated clutter and nonessentials. I have a long to-do list that I check and fret over what seems all day long, and it keeps me up at night. A quote I came across, ‘luck favors the prepared mind’ trips through my skull and shakes again and again my loose grip on equanimity.
This move, while not a first for me, has knocked me over into the pool of anxiety and uncertainty. It feels like a big first. Hawaii is home. I haven’t felt this way about any other place on continental United States. I am trying to stay in a place of gratitude instead of resentment. And hoping that being prepared will help with a feeling of optimism about moving from my slice of paradise to what I’ve been informed is a very diverse, fun, interesting place to live.