Living through life's stresses
Living through life’s stresses without gaining a pound is a major accomplishment in my life. Posting season came and went as quickly as a barefoot fiddler dancing across hot coals. I feel like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, transplanted to another destination with a single whip of the wind.
This past summer, DH (darling husband) was posted from Petawawa to Meaford, Ontario. HOORAY! Our family did the happy jig and danced our way across Ontario along Southern Georgian Bay. Before moving, the stress of selling our home (cleaning, cleaning, cleaning), finding a new one and worrying about what lies on the other side usually has me looking for food to pacify my stress. I feel, this time, I came through the door with more ease and comfort than before. This time, the food stayed in the fridge or pantry without calling my name. This time, I truly felt the stress and pains of moving instead of stuffing it down with a dozen chocolate chip cookies.
Of course, moving to Meaford, which is like moving into a permanent vacation, helps the transition. I think this must be the best kept posting secret in the armed forces. The beautiful power of the Georgian eases and calms me. The water shines on calm days and dances across the rocky shore on windy ones. I have found my place of peace along the Georgian and I feel like we’ve arrived to our final destination…well, at least until the next posting!
Now, I’m ready to learn new lessons about letting go…