How many people can say they are really great at beginnings and endings? Am I the only one holding up my hand? I realize there is a lot that happens in the middle of life, after you hit a few milestones, you settle down somewhere, make friends, have kids, and occasionally go on vacation to break the routine. You’re in the middle of it, yet some people long for the past while others are charging heads down into the future. Where do you fit?

I was thinking about this because I’m about to “move” for the fourth time in less than a year and each move was to a different state more or less for business. Who puts their entire life in chaos for work? The fourth move is in the same city yet the turmoil of moving is the same.

Timeline:
Nov 2010 – March 2011: Seattle, WA for Founder Institute

April 2011 – September 2011: Phoenixish, AZ

October 2011 – Nov 2011: San Jose, CA

November 2011 – June 2012: Silicon Valley, CA (will know after we get accepted into a place…need to move in 7 days, no pressure!)

Lessons Learned

  • Moving is easier than finding a new place to live.
  • Using social media to make friends in a new city helps with finding fun activities and common interests.
  • Cherish true friends, they will keep in touch even after you’ve left.
  • No matter how many times you move, saying goodbye doesn’t get easier.

As I sit here, I’m thinking of how I want my life to look, wondering where to settle down and spend time in the middle instead of constantly transitioning. When you look at your life, does it look the way you want it to look? Who is there with you? What are you doing?