are any of you old enough to remember that skit on SNL?
well here is one of mine:
I used to have a life...
I'm sure that sounds harsher than I mean for it to...but it's the best way I can come up with to explain it.
I'm in a transition period I guess ... like so many of life's transition periods-this one is awkward and uncomfortable - there are good days and bad days - times when I feel like I'm really getting it & times when I feel like I'm drowning.
I remember feeling like this after my first child was born - out of sorts with the new me - uncomfortable in my skin and mourning the way life used to be...not unhappy-just transitioning-trying to define who & what this new "mother" person was.
Now this mother person that I had worked so hard to define and establish has to transition again - to a Stay At Home/Work At Home mom. It seems so easy - and I mistakenly thought I could shimmy right into it like a favorite LBD.
But as with any transition there are bumps and set-backs and moments of brilliant clarity. There are good times and dark times. And sometimes I mourn the way life used to be. I love being a wife and mother - I don't love pulling weeds or mopping floors. I'm both excited to "be there" for my kids and terrified of what it's doing to our finances.
But the transition will continue and I will settle into the new skin...knowing that the comfort, satisfaction and security are only temporary until the next big transition.
How do you handle transition?
catch you soon -