Freaking out from good changes in my life

So there are good things happening in my life. Really good things. But it’s all happening rather fast and I’m freaking out a little.

I’m in a relationship with the love of my life. It took over twenty years for it to happen, but now that it has, it’s wonderful. In order for us to intertwine our lives I needed to find a job in her area. As of this past week, mission accomplished.

But the rub is that I need to relocate there immediately, and then leave for a month of training. So I’m packing up my cat and various essentials in a couple of days, and off we go to my new life.

I’m not regretting this at all. I’m excited! But it’s also a little sad for me to spend my last few days in the house I’ve lived in for fifteen years. When I bought it, I assumed I’d be here for the rest of my life. Feels strange to be leaving it.

Anyone else experience stress from good change? Any advice for me?

If you check out the The Holmes and Rahe Stress Scale you will see that plenty of the stressors are positive. Better those than jail term, sex difficulties or Christmas eh? Maybe you should aim for outstanding personal achievement next although it is more stressful than trouble with boss, so choose wisely.

Oh lordy, I hate change. I definitely feel stress from change. Actually, I feel stress from pretty much everything, so I’m not necessarily a healthy example.

But I’d say the best advice I can give is try to eat right. Try to get your sleep. And try to breathe.

Yep, pretty much the same generic advice I have for almost everything. I’m bad at this!

Wait a second, didn’t you lose your husband, then meet a great guy at the SDMB and move across the country for a happy second marriage? I’d call that advice straight from the horse’s mouth.

Neigh. :smiley:

Yes, I know what the stress is like, but not so much the coping with it well part!

Yes, this! My husband and I moved to a happier town and both got promotions to great new positions, all within a three month span late last year, and although it was (and continues to be) awesome, it was stressful too! Just disrupting old habits and patterns can be very disorienting and tough to get accustomed to.

My wife and I are going to be having our first baby in less than a month.

I’m freaking out. It almost makes me wish I did this when I was still in my twenties and too stupid to stress.

Yes I have, but not for a number of years. I’ve heard that either great misery or great happiness can keep one up at night (unable to sleep). Good luck, it’s great to hear of good things happening!