Let's get to the nitty-gritty right away.
If you decide to tear off the band-aid, or pull out the tooth, or swallow the sword - whatever analogy floats your boat - don't wait around! When you've made up your mind, just do it!
Mind you, this bit of "Life Wisdom" is a lesson I'm still learning.
When I moved from Delaware to the Midwest, I gave 2 months notice at my job. This was so that I could get them through all the seasonal hiring and be sure everything was in place to hopefully go smoothly after I left. Of course, I also selectively used my sick days for packing.
When we moved from Indianapolis to Beijing, I gave even longer notice. I think it was 3 months. This was because there was SO MUCH prep work to do before moving - visas, selling/donating almost everything, goodbyes, packing - and honestly, I didn't want to have to hide the news!
Stretching out big decisions may be necessary, may be kind, but the problem is Senioritis.
Remember your senior year of high school? How you were so itching to get on with your life, and the only thing that kept you going was the anticipation of graduation day? We (I'm assuming this is universal) had mentally checked out and were only going through the motions. Same in life.
If possible, I recommend making the decision and ripping off the band-aid as quickly as possible. You know a big change is coming, just leap into it!
Brett and I dated for about a year before we started talking about marriage. Just talking. We knew we were headed there. Then one Saturday, I mentioned my sisters would be in the area the following week, and he suggested we get married, since they'd be in town! We told immediate family only, and did it. THEN we announced it on Facebook.
Doing it that way, we avoided all the unwanted, unsolicited advice, and also avoided a lot of the stress of planning an event. I wish I could do this with moving.
Have you ever done it - decided to make a major change, and did it without delay? How did it go?
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