A Mind-Blowing Move

“Mind-blowing” seems to be my favorite “word” these days, which is ironic because back in the day when everybody was saying it, I wasn’t. I’m either on the cutting edge or the last to adapt – lol!

Everything in our world seems to have changed. Sometimes I wonder who these people walking planet earth are and what happened to the people who used to live here. For example, after so many interstate moves, that process seems to have changed. Just 5 years later. At today’s speed, 5 years is a lifetime. Okay, I worked in Silicon Valley for twenty years – I used to love change at warp speed.

After being homeowners for so long, we’re finding the house renting process to be more… Complex. Corporate. Competitive. I dislike big corporate hoop-de-doos. There are electronic forms to fill out that must be done in a certain way in a certain amount of time or you lose the house.

Moving companies now have a formal process that they don’t tell you about – not when you used to do things verbally, finalized with a simple signature. Now there are automatic electronic forms triggered by surprise… to be filled out.

Everybody acts as if all of this is normal, or the way it’s always been, so why don’t you get it? It starts to feel that if you don’t do it exactly right, you’ll miss out on doing it at all.

We knew this move would be difficult, but we never imagined it would be this difficult. And we’ve only just begun. One minute we’re homeowners knowing exactly where everything is and how it’s done to becoming those strangers now walking planet earth on the other side of the country. Talk about, “Who Moved my Cheese?”

I’ve always been very independent and self-sufficient, feeling quite capable of handling anything… with a little help from my cats. It may be time to adopt some adult children to help guide me through the rest of my life. 🙂

About Kathy

Author of Cruise and Travel-Themed Novels ("Real Women Wear Red" / "Real Women Sing the Blues"), Songwriter & Poet