For some of us, that rearrangement also means leaving behind the comfort of a big office with a closed door and moving into a cubicle...that most wretched of corporate creations, clearly modeled after someone's long-ago rat maze experiment in a dark, damp college psych department basement. I would bet they got an "F" on it, by the way. Cubicles are their revenge.
Back to the move... as I inwardly (okay, a little outwardly, too) complained about the move, I realized that this kind of shuffling is a lot like life.
We get comfortable somewhere. We go through our days, adding our own personal touches to our lives, in the belief that we are the master's of our destiny...or at least our daily life. ..
...and then WHAM, something completely out of our control sends us completely out of our comfort zone. And in a flash, everything we expected to do each day is shifted...or gone. And odds are we complain, and gripe as we pack up our old life and move somewhere else, whether it's a new location, a new relationship status or a new set of daily focuses.
But here's the kicker. We complain and resist that change, EVEN IF IT'S SOMETHING GOOD! Something better than we had before. Now we're not talking somewhere down the road good, I mean even if it is "Slap you in the face and no mistake about it good." We're still hanging on by our proverbial fingernails to what "used to be."
I want to try to break that pattern with this move to a new office. So here are the pluses....
1) I will have a window -- a big window -- for the first time with this company.
2) The move will force me to look at what I need in my office, versus what ended up there, and that will clear the energy by clearing the clutter.
3) If I can create the right attitude, I will be one step closer to non-attachment to unimportant things.