What is something you recently jumped into? #NaBloPoMo
This is my continuing writing for the BlogHer June NaBloPoMo.
Normally, I don’t jump into a new situation. I analyze. I consider the alternatives. I make sure that I have a plan B, you know, just in case. I rarely jump into anything new.
And I have always been that way. I’m not a big risk taker. I like being in control. I like knowing that if I do this, things will be ok. I wont get hurt. I will be safe.
But safe ain’t always fun. It can be stagnant. It can stifle ones growth. And….I got bored.
Almost two years ago, I became a empty nester. Twice over (my daughter and grand daughter moved out…yea a two fer) I needed to figure out what I was going to do with the next phase of my life and I froze.
On the one hand I celebrated not being a mom first anymore, I was just gonna be Margaret. No more coming straight home after work. No more trying to figure out what to do with my daughter after school and during the summer. No more PTA meetings, after school meetings, candy sales, none of that lol
On the other, what da hayle am I gonna do now? I’m no longer Mom first, I’m Margaret. And who is she?
So it was time to jump.
First up, move outta my old place. I had lived there for 15 years. Raised my daughter there and first 3 years of the grand kids life was spend there. I got tired of looking at the same walls, carpet. Taking the same steps, looking at the same neighbors lol
So it was time to move. So there was my jump. And not only was I moving outta my place, I was moving outta the city that I have lived in all of my life (Major jump!) And the icing on the cake, I was moving to a new county. Few friends are already there, but over all I would be alone in a new city. WooHoo!
And then the first problem showed up….the place that I was gonna move into, a pipe broke in the ceiling and the place was flooded smh. Two days before I was set to move in.
My mind freaked out. “See we shoulda stayed where we were” kept playing in my head.
Add to that I started school. Yeah, it had been over 20 years since I had been sitting in a class room. Woossssaaahhhhh! lol
But at the end of the day…..Life is about constant change. And it starts with one jump.