Ahhh... Friday, the start of the weekend. I celebrate it's arrival each and every week, potentially even more now that I have PT to break up the day into one larger piece (that includes lunchtime!) and a smaller piece afterward. Last week I did not even come back to the office after PT. This week, I think I will as it is almost an hour earlier, and I think it might show a little dedication (which I might have been lacking a bit over the last few weeks). Not only is it Friday, but summer arrived in Ohio at just after 1 am and so I can officially say (although it has been feeling like it for weeks) that it is summertime!
Today I want to talk about transitions in life. Obviously, my little family and I are going through a BIG one as we work to welcome our new little Addie into our lives full time. That is a big transition and it feels scary as well, but I am beginning to (finally) look forward to it. I mean, this will be a big change to our family, and getting to this point is a really big change physically. I mean, after all, here I am at 5 weeks in Las Vegas:
I have a friend from high school, that I would definitely still consider to be very close to me, who is also going through some transitions. She is coping with a breakup as well as moving into a new house (her very first that she owns!) all at once. While her transitions are absolutely different than mine, it is awesome to watch her handle them. She seems to take everything in stride and spends every day working toward her dreams. The grace and poise with which she is moving forward with her life is something I admire and strive to attain in my own life.
I have another friend, someone who is physically closer to me, who is transitioning from her life in the corporate 9-5 (or in her case, frequently 7-7!) world to being a SAHM to her two boys. Again, a different transition than my own, but a transition none the less. And a difficult one, I would guess. I, mentally, am not sure that I would be up to that challenge, but at the same time, when she was in my shoes, I am not sure that she felt that she would be up for it either, but I know that right now, she is treasuring every minute that she gets to spend with her two boys! :)
Obviously J is going through similar transitions to I, in that he is going to be a father soon! But he is handling it far better than someone else in our house is going to, I am afraid.
Are you going through any transitions in your life?