Wednesday, September 14, 2011

It's a new day.

For days now (Er, make that "weeks."), I've been struggling (Actually I think it's "months" now.) to get back to my normal routine. It's been very, very hard. In fact, I began to believe it might be impossible.A wise friend told me yesterday to realize I now have a new "normal." It took me about 24 hours to believe she's right. I made a decision today to embrace this new normal and learn to work with it. I feel better already.

I needed to realize that our lifestyle change (The Big Guy's retirement) is not temporary and is not like an illness that we will get over. It's here to stay. It will change and evolve with time just like all phases of life. I just need to learn to go with the flow.

My mind mulled all this over through the night and I've given great thought to how I can make the best of all this. It's going to take some time for all the pieces to fall into place but, if I keep reminding myself of the good points, I think we'll even enjoy the journey.

I'm off to make plans for some fun days ahead.

1 comment:

OliveStreetStudio said...

ha1 sounds like when I had my daughter (although newborn stage is temporary), after being childless for 37 years, I had to reset my mind that I wasn't going to have as much 'me' time going forward, and once I made that 'statement'? I've been much happier! And calmer - and enjoyng my life so much more. Embrace teh new!