If you've ever moved more than twice in your life so far, you can most definitely relate to what I'm about to say. Moving is like riding a roller coaster. At first, you have to accept the climb to the top, then there are the ups and downs, but after it all, you know that it wasn't a life or death experience.
1. Frustration: What is the point of moving? All the steps that have to take place in order to move come with such a hassle. For example, packing up your whole life into boxes is never something you feel like doing on your free time. Then you will have to remember where everything is to unpack into your new home. Many think new is better, but this is not always the case.
2. Sadness: Leaving your old home with all the memories is daunting to think about. While packing up your belongings you tend to get emotional. A new home means new neighbors, a new area to get acquainted with, and the worst of it all, a new room. No one likes moving into a bedroom that is not yours, even though it is now. Somehow it is not the same, but you know that you have to move on.
3. Adapting: After going through the emotions of anger and sadness, you finally realize it isn't worth the trouble. You try to understand why the move is necessary for your family and how it could be a good thing for them and for yourself.
4. Optimistic: Who knows, maybe moving into a new house can bring new adventures, new memories, some good and some bad, but even though it is a new environment you are still with your same old family.
5. Acceptance: Finally you are unpacked and your room is starting to feel like home, you take a deep breath and accept that the long process is over and it is time to start a new chapter in your life.
Moving is never fun or easy, but when one door closes another opens.