Life changes… and your housing life cycle

We transition through many changes in our lifetime, many of which are also reflected in our housing life cycle. Thanks to insights gained from transitions life coach Beata Rydeen, I have learned to think about  life changes as part our life spiral. The spiral is an ancient symbol of growth and renewal, where we keep cycling and re-cycling throughout our lifetime.

Slinky1_2Which brings me to my 'Kinky Slinky'….I think of it as a symbol of our life spiral.

It was perfectly smooth when I got it…until I had great fun playing with it with our grandson and it got some kinks in it. I realized that's much like our lives…they aren't all smooth and regular, they are riddled with twists and turns and kinks…and hopefully some fun along the way. Sometimes transitions come when we're not ready for them but they come nevertheless and keep popping up even though we may try to keep them down.

The openings on both ends of my 'kinky slinky' remind us to let go of some things…hold on to others…and open ourselves to new experiences throughout our lives.

Major life changes often also include housing transitions…

  • First job
  • Finding a life partner
  • Getting married
  • Raising a family
  • Moving up to a larger home
  • Separation/divorce
  • Loss of someone dear
  • Job relocation
  • Retirement
  • Downsizing to a smaller home
  • Moving closer to family
  • Parents and/or adult children moving in for multi-generational living
  • Selling your parent's home
  • Transitioning to one-level living
  • Moving to senior housing

…if yours do, we are here to help through good times as well as not so good times.

Sharlene Hensrud, RE/MAX Results – Life Transitions Realtor

The HomesMSP Team – SharleneJohnAngela – Twin Cities Realtors


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