Monday, May 4, 2015

Motivational Monday


THE SECRET OF CHANGE
IS TO FOCUS ALL OF YOUR ENERGY,
NOT ON FIGHTING THE OLD,
BUT ON BUILDING THE NEW.
(Socrates)

Oh, there's been a whole lot of "change" this past month! All of us here at TSR are doing our best not to drown in packing boxes, not to walk into the closet thinking its the bathroom, and not to freak out that the only time the bedroom ceiling fan makes a weird clacking is when we're in bed, lights out. (Please, oh please, don't let it be haunted....)

But we're also excited and hopeful that this new chapter in our lives will be full of joy and laughter, creativity and spontaneity, good health and well-being, and as always, gratitude. 

Have you all experienced any huge changes lately? Made any small adjustments to how you do things that yielded big results? Any idea where I can find the refills for my stapler? They've got to be around here somewhere . . . .  

42 comments:

Melissa said...

Nope. But I have a feeling some big ones are coming...

Hope the new place turns out to be great. :)

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Thanks, Melissa! And I hope the big changes coming your way are positive ones. :)

Jay Noel said...

Hope all the unpacking and sorting goes well. I moved twice in two years. Not fun! Hated living out of boxes until we got everything put away.

Big changes are exciting and a little scary. Hoping some good ones are on the horizon.

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

So. Many. Boxes.

I hope good changes are on the horizon for you, too. :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Moving is always exhausting.
Hope your ceiling fan isn't haunted...

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

I'm still exhausted!

And I think we got the ceiling fan situation worked out now. :)

Stephanie Faris said...

Big (((hugs))) to my move sister! Yes, I know exactly what you're going through. I've been battling the cable company all morning (plus part of the day Friday), trying to explain that NO, we can't go two weeks without internet. In the meantime, boxes everywhere and our bed won't be delivered 'til Wednesday, so we're sleeping in the guest bedroom. Just when I get used to sleeping in there, I'll have to learn where the bathroom is in an all new room! I can't wait for "the new normal" to be here. You're closer to it than I am.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Moving is such an undertaking. Think of all the great stories if it is haunted. I have a lot of extra staples on my desk if you don't find yours.

Sarah Foster said...

No changes lately, but I'm hoping for some big ones soon!
Hope the transitioning & unpacking goes well!

Anonymous said...

Worse part about moving: packing -.- Good luck with that!
I'm not sure I've had any HUGE changes, just minor ones I guess. Like trying to be more active with my writing social media stuff. And actually writing more (which I've been slacking on for months now).

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Big (((hugs))) back at you!

Yep, we were without the internet for a week. Don't get me started....

But hang in there! It will get better/easier. That's what I tell myself anyway. :)

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

All I can picture with the haunted ceiling fan is the thing coming down in the middle of the night and...never mind. :o

And I might just take you up on those extra staples....

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Thanks, Sarah! I hope your big changes are good ones. :)

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Welcome to TSR! It sounds like you're getting on track with writing and social media.

Love the unique spelling of your name! :)

cleemckenzie said...

I know the answer to one question: Office Depot carries staples. :-) As to change, nothing huge, just constant. I think you need your house to be haunted. Just imagine the stories you'll get from that. Good luck with the move.

Anonymous said...

Good luck with your move and I do hope your ceiling fan isn't haunted.

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Ha! I just hate the idea of buying them when I know they're around here somewhere.... :)

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Thanks, Patricia! I think we're all good on the ceiling fan now. :)

Liza said...

Welcome back and here's hoping it's only moments until you are settled in your new home!

Anonymous said...

I keep thinking my house is haunted too. Usually it's just my reflection, but you never know, so I keep my door closed when I change. Makes me feel better.

But I'm in the same boat with you - recouping from a move. Hope you're able to find your bathroom and the staples. I'm sure they're around there somewhere!

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Thank you, Liza! It feels like it's been a lot of moments so far.... :)

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

My husband actually brought home staples for me today. :)

Good luck with your recouping!

Stephanie Faris said...

My husband's trying the whole, "I work from home don't you know how important I am?" routine, but they don't care. I'm ready to switch to AT&T (what we had before) but it's slower. I think both Comcast and AT&T are equally hated! This Comcast Mover's Edge program is a crock, though...it only really works if the house you're moving into had Comcast when you moved in.

Lynda R Young as Elle Cardy said...

I think my ceiling fan might be related to yours...

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Uh oh! :)

Maria Zannini said...

Re: Please, oh please, don't let it be haunted....

LOL. More likely the fan needs a little oil where the blades attach to the housing, or it's unbalanced, in which case you might have to take it down and tighten the screws, or sometimes it just needs cleaning.

It happens to ours all the time.

Change? Lately there have been too many. I could really go for some boring stability right now. I'm exhausted.

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

We fussed with the fan a bit and it's better. My imagination? Not so much. :)

And I'm with you on wanting some "boring stability" right about now.

emaginette said...

There aren't a lot of changes in smalltownsville and I kind of like it that way. :-)

Anna from Elements of Writing

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

It sounds so peaceful.... :)

Rachna Chhabria said...

I am experiencing lots of changes in my life, in my way of thinking, in my way of working, accepting things that come my way :)

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

It sounds like you're doing well with all of those changes, Rachna. Keep it up!

Patricia Stoltey said...

Change is good, change is good (a chant I periodically do to convince myself). It will all be sorted out soon, right?

My big change was breaking the foot bone and finding myself sidelined for a while. I honestly think I'd rather be moving from one house to another....and that's something I've been resisting for years.

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

I might need to borrow that chant of yours....

I think you've accomplished more sidelined than most people usually do. :)

Elizabeth Seckman said...

I'm so glad I;m not the only one whose brain jumps to scary things like ghosts and such when things go wrong.

Enjoy the new house. How exciting! My boys are coming home from college this weekend, so life will get busier around here fast!

Tara Tyler said...

no big changes yet, but expecting something soon - not looking forward to it, but a necessary evil... and maybe it will go away. so instead of worrying about it, i pray about it and keep chugging. i know your move will bring great new things! your positive outlook makes it so!

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Thanks, Elizabeth! Enjoy your busy weekend!

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

You keep praying and you keep chugging! Worrying doesn't do any good - easier said than done though, I know. Hang in there!

J.H. Moncrieff said...

Congrats, Madeline! I wish you all the best in your new home. We're planning a big move to a tropical island next year--an island we haven't seen as yet. Sometimes it seems absolutely mad, and other times it seems like the only sane thing to do.

Good luck with the stapler!

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Thank you!

Your tropical island move sounds amazing! I hear you about how it seems absolutely mad yet also sane. Make sense to me. :)

Annalisa Crawford said...

Enjoy your new home! I've been in the same place for a long time now, but I do remember still having stuff in boxes for several years!

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Years?! Okay, I feel better now. :)

noelle44 said...

Good luck with a smooth move in. Change seems to be something we humans don't deal with very well. Right now there's not much happening in our neck of the woods - just the release of a new book, which is more exciting than change!