If you’re in the DC area, you’ll recall that last weekend a big storm rolled through. Trees fell, power outages lasted hours and in some cases days.
My sons and I happened to go into a movie theater directly prior to the storm hitting, and by the time we left the theater the storm was over and gone…we would have never known it happened…except when driving home we started noticing the downed trees all around us, and the Safeway we went in on the way home, well, it was completely flooded in the back. While we didn’t witness it, we couldn’t help but see the remnants of the storm around us.
I was talking to a dear friend a few weeks ago. We were talking about our boys and how in a few short weeks we’ll be moving them to school for their freshman years in college. I was telling her that, while I definitely struggled on a bit of a rollercoaster of emotions in the spring with one son looking at colleges for next year, and the other making college decisions for this year, I wasn’t quite sure how this change would affect me currently. I thought it was of benefit to me that my life has been in a pretty constant state of change these past three years…and the processing of that change over the past three years, I thought, would make this particular transition easier.
And now, as I write this, I’ve found I’ve hit an emotional wall. All week I’ve sat down and stared at the screen, unable to find the bandwidth for creative thought. While the ability to show up for and teach my classes and to get my easy and routine tasks done is still there, ask me a higher-level question and I’m a bit toast. Here we are, in a few short weeks my son will be going away to college, and man, there are emotions involved in this heart of mine taking up space, taking up bandwidth, affecting me.
Sometimes, my friends, we are in the middle of the storm in life…and other times we simply see the remnants of that storm. But whether we’re in the middle, or we get the remnants, we can’t help but be affected by it.
I hope you have an amazing week, my friends.
Hi, I'm Krista!
Krista Mason is a yoga and fitness instructor based in Washington DC. She owns an online studio and loves it!