Those of us children or who are in education feel like we just got on a rollercoaster.
But then, life is always a roller coaster, isn't it?
The week before I went back to the classroom was kinda nuts, even for us. I hosted a surprise birthday party for my husband the Hot Bald Guy, my daughter was preparing to go back to college for her sophomore year and her first in an apartment, my son was in a automobile accident (scary, but all walked away) the night before he started his junior year in high school, the HBG started his twice-a-week two-hour one-way commute to his teaching job, my German daughter (exchange student who lived with us last year) returned for a visit with her whole family, the contractors for my kitchen decided that this was a good week to replace the floor and half of the cabinets, and I was launching this website and my coaching business.
I'm sure everyone has had weeks like this. The trick is to embrace them.
In my metaphor of life as a hike on a mountain path, this week for me was more like walking through the French Quarter in New Orleans during Mardi Gras. Incredible energy, multitudes of exciting things to look at and do, fun people abounding all around me, lots of good food and drink and adventure to be be found...
How do you handle these time of over abundance in your life? Do you enjoy the ride? Are you afraid you're going to fall or maybe pee yourself? Can you look at how you make it through without judging what you "should" be or how you "should" feel?
I made it through the week and got prepped for my classes, my son wasn't injured and my daughter got off to school. The HBG is into his commute routine, we all had a blast with the Germans and my kitchen looks fabulous even if most of my possessions are still in boxes in the living room.
I'd love to hear your thoughts and ideas on how you get through times like this. But you also have to admit, it's nice to be on the other side.
That being said, I think it's happy hour. Happy weekend!
Life coach, yoga teacher, writer, college professor, theatre professional, mom, wife... the order of emphasis changes daily, hourly, and often, moment to moment.