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Be like Water

In the current economic climate, one out of five families are opting for relocation. “Going where the jobs are”.
Taking this leap of faith is a huge decision, hoping it will result in a good fit for Job, Schools and
Lifestyle. Relocation can be stressful for children who might have concerns about leaving friends or
fitting in. A best practice is to keep them in the loop and make the whole process a fun adventure.
As the wife of a veteran, I know that military families face this every two to four years. They not only
deal with the challenge of ajusting to new environments but also the re-integration to the mobilized solder into the family unit, after long absences. During which time, keeping the home life running normaly usually falls upon the spouse. While there’s usually a period of difficulty and adjustment for all re-located families,there are also advantages; new experiences, new friends to be made, new places to discover and many times an improvement in the quality of life. Being flexible and open to new experiences is the key.
For my family it’s been mostly a positive experience, but at times I reminisce about favorite aspects
about the places i’ve lived.
-Jamaicas Tropical Sunsets, the music and foods.
-Times square and The New York Skyline at night.
-The Long Beach boardwalk, taking a stroll or bike ride with my guys.
-The Freeport Nautical Mile with it’s fresh fish markets and dockside cafe’s.
-Most of all I miss….the wonderful friends and family still in those places.
They send me care packages so I can have the best of all worlds. “Thanks Guys!”

“Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way around or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves. Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash.
Be water, my friend.”
Bruce Lee

Discovering Times Square



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