moving, immigration, work, and what stress was like in 1967

I haven’t been particularly active on my blog for a few days and some of the reasons are in the title of this post:
moving, immigration, work
There’s progress with the move. Most of the packing is done and the paperwork is coming along. I’ve organised the event pretty well and so it should be as painless as possible. Out of curiosity today, I had a nose on the web for what events are considered the most stressful in life and according to the Holmes and Rahe Scale of Life Events (1967) they are:

  • death of a spouse
  • divorce
  • marital separation
  • spending time in jail
  • death of a close family member
  • personal illness or injury
  • marriage
  • pregnancy
  • retirement

I’ve been through four of those so far but perhaps I’m just an underachiever. πŸ˜‰ But wait, moving isn’t on there? Maybe that’s because in 1967 people moved less and stayed settled more. Just a guess. My immigration process also doesn’t figure in the Holmes and Rahe Scale, but again, the age of the study probably doesn’t take many naturalisation issues into account. Having both events occur in the same month for us is a bit much, but that’s just how it’s happening and there’s no choice but to organise as well as we can and smile as often as possible. Oh, and chocolate works wonders too…
As for work, that’s not stressful at all for me and I’m loving my job. I am working on Good Friday and Easter Monday, but that’s fine. It takes a small bite out of some time I could really use for other things but that’s just the way it goes.

Overall, things are good even if a bit complicated this month.

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3 thoughts on “moving, immigration, work, and what stress was like in 1967”

  1. I’m really an underachiever, I’ve only experienced 2 of the things on the list. Unless you count my parents divorce, then it’s a whopping 3. Maybe I’ll work on spending time in jail this weekend. Could make Easter a whole lot more fun.

  2. Jodi: Although she may out herself in her own comment, I was talking to my Mom earlier and she’s experienced all but the jail time event! Whoa!

    Have Bridgette let me know if I should look you up on the circuit court site over Easter! πŸ˜‰

  3. Add several moves, 4 root canals, lifelong major depression, and it’s a wonder I’m not a basket case! No, wait–I AM a basket case! At least I achieved this state with good reason πŸ™‚

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