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The Lobster Story

Welcome back!  Last week I mentioned that we were on our down-sizing adventure and were being 'Lobsters'.  I promised to share the story, so, if you aren't familiar with it, here it is...

Many years ago, I read an article about the difficulty of growth and change.  There was an analogy between that growth and a lobster. A lobster, you say?  Think about it...

A lobster is a crustacean with a hard, protective shell.  When it grows, the lobster must break out of, or shed its shell.  At that point, the lobster has no protection and is soft and vulnerable until the new hard shell forms.  

As human beings, in order to change and grow, we need to break out of our old shell and be vulnerable for a bit.  If we don't break out of that shell once in a while, we will never grow.  It can be difficult and sometimes scary, but necessary if we want to change. So, break out of that shell, be soft and vulnerable for a bit, and new things will come.

The moral of the story....Be A Lobster!

I hope you'll stay tuned for our Lobster Story.  So far, we moved thousands of miles, bought a house - and worked on it.  Recently, we cracked open that shell and sold that house.  We moved to an apartment and are figuring out the next step.  Sounds like a Lobster Story to me!

I hope all the Moms out there had a wonderful Mother's Day.  Here's a peek at my gift:
My family sure knows me!


Have a great week everyone!



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  1. Good luck on your changes. It is exciting but also daunting to take on. Congrats on taking the leap.

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    1. Thank you, Leanna. We love adventures! Be sure to come back to see what happens next.

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  2. Great analogy! Thanks for sharing the updates on your adventure at Vintage Charm!

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  3. Ann, sounds like you two really know how to embrace change! I admire that! I've never heard of "lobsters" before -- very fitting.

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    1. Thank you, Jean, I guess we do! Change is a good thing - sometimes difficult, but worth it in the end.
      I'm so glad you stopped by, please come back again soon!

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