Friday, May 13, 2011

How do you handle limbo? OM [one moment] meet up #51

My husband went to lunch, 14 years ago, with his boss.  He broke the news that he would be leaving Citicorp Diner's Club to pursue medicine.  Ironically, this is the fortune from that lunch.  C found it yesterday as he was packing for London.

Fortuitous

It's hard to believe that 14 years ago, we were just beginning our road through medical school and residency.  At the time, he was just starting to take pre-med courses.  Today, we are a mere 41 days from his last day of residency.  It seems so surreal.

I've been going through an emotional, physical, and mental roller coaster.  Saying goodbye to friends and family is looming and never fun.  Since my back went out 6 weeks ago, I've had to slow down in my normal daily routine.  Added to that, my studio had been packed away and I purposefully stepped back from my business.  In this past week, I began feeling...off.  Something was not quite right.  Not necessarily depression, but unrest.  Since I feel like resting is all I've done lately, this didn't sit well with me.

I went for a walk with a friend of mine who said she was feeling the same.  Although her life situation is different than mine, she was also feeling "off."  It's a kind of limbo.  Can't move forward.  Can't do what we are used to doing this time of year (besides running my business, I'm usually gardening).  Limbo.  We realized we are doers.  We are used to moving at a fast pace through each day, accomplishing a lot and taking little time to rest.  If we aren't 'doing' we feel out of whack.

My moment this week was accepting that I feel my best when I'm busy.  I also realize that this moment in our lives will, hopefully, never happen again.  At least now I know why I've been a bit 'off.'  My new mantra is busy will come back, find ways to enjoy now.
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