Waiting For

Lately, life has felt like a series of fast paced moments with long stretches of waiting in between. While I do from time to time enjoy a hurry up and wait lifestyle, thank you military life, lately, it seems more tiresome to wait than actually do something. What am I waiting for? I don’t quite know.

To some people, not knowing what you are waiting on could seem absurd; however, if you have ever undergone a large transition that left you unable to predict where you would be in a year, you might understand the feeling.

I am at the tail end of my unknown waiting period. Last year, within a 7 month period, my life completely changed. My college life came to its natural end, my internship ended, and I had my first child. All of these events happened so quickly that it was difficult to readjust to my new life without feeling empty and missing what had ended. I have taken until now to start re-establishing my own aspirations; babies seem to slow everything to a crawl.

Unfortunately, or fortunately, I have had to re-evaluate my entire life. The option of returning to life as it was before that 7 month period is not an option. I am a different person, and I am still getting to know her. At least I know the crazy cat lady gene survived.

Have you ever gone through so much change that you had to be reintroduced to yourself? How did you overcome it?


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