I am in the process of moving my home. Again. I do this every three to five years.
My girlfriend asked me when I was going to stop moving, as if I were filling in for some inadequacy.
I don’t know why I like to move, but I do seem to have to shake up my life every three to five years with a house, a new direction for my work, or a new relationship (though I think I have the one that will stick this time).
I found this pattern similar to most of the high-achieving women I interviewed. Mostly, the moves have been for the best. Yet, good choices or bad, they seemed to have to shake up their lives every three to five years. Do you relate to this?
I have heard that men have a “nothing box” in their brains. When you ask them what they are thinking and they say, “nothing” they are telling the truth.
We are not blessed with this biology. Women have a larger “corpus callosum” than men, which connects the two hemispheres of the brain, making us prone to overthinking and multi-tasking (though we are quick to find solutions and creative options). Therefore, we fill in the gaps, even when on vacation. I would bet high-achieving women have a colossal corpus callosum.
Have you found a way to enjoy the gaps instead of filling them in? Please share your ideas on my blog.