It is the moments we experience when we encounter a new life transition that we were never fully prepare for. In less than 24 hours, my husband and I will be dropping off our youngest son, Micah at the University of Texas in Austin to start his first year of college and I can’t help but to feel an array of emotions.
In life, we’ve learn to speed through transitions to get over them fast but in this transition I’ve decided for the first time to “sit in my feelings.”
Over this past summer I’ve learned that although one may not be seeking change, when it sneaks up on you, not to rush through it but to grow through it and learn from it.
No one ever gets through life without experiencing a series of transitions which I coin as lifequakes. And if you think your immune to them allow me to remind you that we’re still living in a post pandemic world.
However, as a continuous learner I like to share a few simple lessons or validating statements to help you through your next “lifequake.”
- It’s okay to not be okay. Just don’t setup camp there forever.
- It’s okay to let go of what was to embrace what’s next.
- It’s okay to get centered “in the now”.
- It’s okay to increase your self-care routine. Is eating gelato every night for the past week, self-care or self-indulgence? Just asking for a friend. 🤔
- It’s okay to lean on others and seek help and counsel if you can’t manage your emotions.
- It’s okay to take things one step at a time. Give yourself and others grace.
- It’s okay to do if afraid and start something you’ve always wanted to start. Why not?
- It’s okay to call your kid often that’s away, that doesn’t have to change. But just don’t ask for the play-by-play every time that’s a little too much 😀
- It’s okay to let go and Let God.
And last but not least
- It’s okay to keep it simple for the next 60 days to sit in your feelings.
At the end of the day, I feel extremely blessed to have the opportunity to experience this life transition with our son and we truly believe his best is yet to come!
Keep our son in your prayers.