Today is a FABulous Friday for us here at The House of Traquair. One reason is that it really doesn't matter what day it is right now because the hubs is retiring and, currently on terminal leave from the Marine Corps. Everyday could be Friday for all we know – tough life I know! And the second reason is because we adopted two bulldogs yesterday from the San Antonio BulldogRescue – a 5 year old male named Chip and a beautiful, 6 year old female named Hope. An added bonus is that I now have two snuggle bugs in my office as I type this post!
We have been planning for this canine acquisition for over 4 years now. This beautiful dream of ours came at a really great time as we are in the middle of our BIG move. We all know that transitions can be really tough, especially ones that require a lot of coordination and where the future is not clear. This is why it is helpful to have something to look forward to during your transitions, and at the end of them. It makes the challenges that come with transitioning a little easier to endure.
Our goal was to get our house completely unpacked before adopting our pair of bullies. That plan changed a little since Chip and Hope were ready for a furever home sooner than we expected. Flexibility is another key component to transitioning well. They came home with us yesterday (October 16th, 2014) with a few boxes left to unpack and, they don’t seem to be phased by this at all.
Having something to look forward to while traveling, moving, and unpacking has been good for me. Every time something got hard throughout our journey these past few months the hubs would remind me that there was a pair of bullies just waiting for us. And, now that they are here, none of that challenging stuff even matters anymore. Once we all settle into a new routine I will refocus my attention to the rest of our goal of settling into our new home with my two favorite holidays, Thanksgiving and Christmas, to look forward to.
Are you in the middle of a transition right now or working towards a BIG goal? If so, what fun stuff, or rewards, do you have planned to help you stay the course?