Life here has been full of changes this past year. Tons of it.
We moved twice.
Left the forest for the city.
Missed our Redwoods and moved out to the high Desert.
Bought a home.
Adjusted to numerous flip-flopping schedule changes.
Set up the new dentist, doctors, life…
And now the three kids have just begun school. School-school as we call it around here–as opposed to homeschool.
And of course, that change right there has been the biggest adjustment in my life in a decade. Yes, nearly ten years at home with these loves. A job I certainly dreamt of having when I was younger, and yet never expected to come to fruition. And homeschooling?! Never planned that, and yet what an absolute treat to have been able to spend even more time with these growing-up-too-fast kids.
As the kids settle into their new community at school I’m left to smile, breathe, and weave…in my dreams! Ha! No, my reality still has me busy cooking, laundry, cleaning, and as of late, trying to get a new stove.
But the uncomfortable stage is in the past now. I can effectively use a “smartphone” at last. The constantly-late-everywhere syndrome has improved now that I know the distances between all of our usual places. And heck, we have usual places at last again.
And so my new journey begins. At last.
And I’m excited. Really, truly excited. And a tad anxious. And a bit overwhelmed. But most certainly absolutely flying on the high of being set free from daily child care, for 5.5 hours each day anyhow. Time for me to forge a new path.
Anyone else out there feeling the freedom or discomforts of change?