First Night Design | Moving — and all the stress that that entails!

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Dear All,

This coming week, I shall be moving into my cottage and only sporadically on the internet. I will catch up properly as soon as I can. In the meantime…

Take care and keep laughing!


46 thoughts on “First Night Design | Moving — and all the stress that that entails!

  1. All the best with the move, Sarah.

    I’m going to be holed up in a caravan for the next week in an attempt to get some writing done so if you don’t hear anything from me it’s not because I’m not speaking – I’ll be offline and writing 🙂

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  2. I feel your pain! Moving is on the top of my list of things that turn my life upside down and my schedule into a shambles. If you can do it in a single moving week, I need to hire you to coach ME 🙂

    But oh to live in a cottage – that would be a dream come true for me. I hope everything goes smoothly so that you can sit back and enjoy yours ASAP.
    (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMore dot com)
    – ADD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder –
    “It takes a village to transform a world!”

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    1. Bless you, Madelyn! Added to which, I’m coping with the fall-out from a twenty-year relationship – I now suspect most of our difficulties related to his undiagnosed ADHD. And that’s why I started following your blog!

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      1. It’s a challenge for SURE. The very things that make an ADD/EFDer attractively engaging at the start of the relationship can become crazy-making as time goes by (for both of you). You have the patience of a saint if you can stick for 20 years with an un-dx’d guy!

        What is it about guys that they aren’t eager to find out what’s “wrong,” making life and relationships harder than it seems to be for others? (I blame the persistence of that darned “H” for misleading them – hyperactivity tends to simmer down or be channeled after puberty, but there is so much MORE involved!)

        In any case, in my considerable experience, women are more likely to seek out diagnosis and help – though statistics show that it takes some time for things to get bad enough that they realize that it’s not “just them.”

        Average age of dx for women is 38 (about the time that perimenopause begins, when dopamine enhancing estrogen production first begins to wane).

        That statistic INCLUDES women who were dx’d in childhood, which indicates that a great many struggle even longer before they finally find the answer to why life seems so tough. So sad, but at least most of them eventually figure it out – because they are willing to LOOK.

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        1. I have written to him to suggest ADHD might be a possibility but I doubt he will take it on board. I was going to say a lot more but I’ll probably email you in the next week or so, depending on moving and movements!


          1. The BEST way I’ve found to encourage the reticent to take a look is to remind them that we don’t have to be diagnostic to have problems – but that looking at what bona-fide ADD/EFDers have to deal with can help them figure out how to overcome whatever’s going on in their own lives.

            When they take a look without having to admit that there’s something “wrong,” they frequently find it easier to believe that perhaps they DO have ADD. Others discover that they are below the diagnostic line, but still find value in finding out how to work with some of their issues in a more productive way.

            Again – good luck with your move. BTW, you can always leave me a private comment with a “don’t approve this” at the top – then I’ll see it, but nobody else will. I stay on top of blog comments better than email (because I get so many essentially useless “announcements” from anybody selling anything that my ADD eyes can barely locate what I’m looking for anymore grrrrr!)

            Good luck with your move! I’m STILL organizing my new(ish) digs from my last move for lack of time and engagement. I truly despise the entire process.

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  3. Dear Sarah. I hope by now you are getting settled into your new home. Moving is such backbreaking work! Take your time. In adulthood, I’ve moved from one state to the next (about 300 miles), and then across the country. And then back across, but even farther (1900 mi.)… and heaven help me I want to do it again — and have been trying hard for four years.
    Blessings in your new home. Mega hugs.

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    1. Clearly you’re a glutton for punishment! Thanks, Teagan. It’s certainly a challenge as I’m doing it on my own for the first time in many years and my health is that much worse. Having to pay for a lot of help. I’ve now come to even more of a standstill as I’ve pulled a muscle in my bum! I just wish I could find my knives and forks! Humongous hugs. xx

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      1. Ouch! Re the muscle! Do be careful. I’ve ruined my back over the years — being determined to do the impossible because there was no one to help. It truly gets harder each time. Add to it the length of the drive… But I still want to get back to the southwest.
        I had to giggle about the forks. Thank goodness God gave us 10 utensils — everything is finger food! 😀 More hugs.

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