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Adjusting To The Power Of Change

Change - even good change is not always easy. I didn't realize how hard it would be to spend such little time with my son. Yes because of my job I do get to briefly see him throughout the day. But the quality time that we spend together is significantly much less than before he started school.

I know I know. It's good for him. It's good for me. I know that we should not be connected 24 hours a day. But I didn't expect
to miss time with him this much. And I should add - time with my husband also. Once Lil Man goes to bed, I myself can barely stay awake. I'm tired. And my bedtime is earlier than before school started. So it's an adjustment.

 And I miss my friends. Gone are the days of meeting for bible study, play dates and get-togethers. Sure there are evenings and weekends, but that's usually my family time. Between sports activities and not getting to spend as much quality time together as a family, those weekend moments are usually spent with family and getting ready for the upcoming week.

So I had to remind myself this week that even though it's good change, it's still a change and it's still an adjustment. And we will adjust. We are are in the third week of school, and I'm already starting to see new routines - sneaking in quality time when we can. And saying no. That is something that I struggle with. I have this major fear of disappointing people. It's a little character flaw of mine. One that I'm trying not to pass on to my son. And this week I had to back out of something that I had committed to. I wasn't exactly sure what I was getting into, and when I found out some more information, even though it was not a difficult task, it was more than I could give the necessary attention to. So I had to make a decision that was best for me at the risk of disappointing others. (And for those of you curious when I find time to write or do my social media as to not take away from family time, I am writing this at the bus stop while I wait for my son's bus to arrive. I sneak out of the house while my family sleeps so that I can get my workouts in.)

I am so happy and blessed to have found employment so quickly - especially one that corresponds with my son's schedule. But I also had to remind myself that it takes time to adjust. And I need to be patient with myself and others as we adjust.

So if you find yourself in a situation where there has been a change in your life, remember to give yourself (and others) time to adjust. Because basically, life is constantly changing, and we are constantly adjusting. Some of us just handle change better than others. :)

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