Soundtrack – Pressure – The 1975
We’re moving into a new house this next week and it’s had me thinking a lot about the cultural perceptions of change. Here’s the deal- I’m GREAT at change. I’m not an Army kid or anything, but I moved upwards of 25 times before I got married. My parents are divorced and that caused a lack of micro routines for me between their two houses while I was growing up. Between my two families, I am both the baby and the middle child. What I’m saying is that I, like Nolan’s Catwoman, am adaptable. Since Sarah and I were married four years ago, we’ve lived in three states and five houses and, as I mentioned, we’re about to move into our sixth. None of this has even phased me. On the other hand, Sarah’s father literally built the house that she grew up in and she lived there, with the exception of an apartment in and just after college, for the better part of 25 years. She’s type A, first-born, routine-driven and I love every minute of it, but she is not naturally wired to be good at change. That said, she has become so much more comfortable with it in the last few years and I have been so proud to watch her grow in that way. Here’s what we’ve learned from her growth.