Two weeks ago, we were sitting on the beach enjoying the surf and sand. The wind was either blowing through our hair or trying to kill us with whipping sand. The waves were amazing to ride yet as harsh as a cold winter. Laughter was heard more often than complaining. Great food and company abounded.
And now? Reality.
School starts in a few days. Back to schedules, lunch boxes, homework, early mornings, late days, and quick dinners. Toss in soccer practices, travels to China, moving to college, and huge changes at school.
Do I sink or do I swim? Right now, I’m treading water. I can go either way.
Hmmm….sinking. New job at work, lots of additional responsibilities, one leaving for college, scholarships not showing up yet on the account meaning unexpected money out of pocket, yet another teen driver, husband heading out of town for a week, early morning wake-ups, cranky girls who are tired of being together all the time, rainy days (good for us but bad for us too), moody teens, and impatient me.
Or……swimming. New job at work, one I am excited about, a teen truly ready for the challenges college can offer, scholarships credited in time (please!), teenage boy continuing to do okay as a driver (but please fix the attitude), Dave’s quick trip to Fort Stewart (much different than China for weeks….), girls who are excited about returning to school (but I anticipate tears), and overwhelmed me.
So you see….I am treading.
As Dave says, what does not kill us will make us stronger.
I will keep on treading and keeping my head above the water.