Monday, October 26, 2015

#Microblog Mondays - Still

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It's hard to believe how fast time is flying. So much to do daily and yet not enough time to tackle everything. Grey and I are still settling and adjusting. Though our collection of moving boxes is slowly disappearing, the end is still not in sight. The fact that we finally acquired dishes, allowing us to finally do away with paper plates, should give you an idea of the slowness of all of this. Frustrating and yet necessary all at once.

On top of settle, there's the ongoing negotiations with my family. Following lighting the powder keg that was the news of the Beats, my parents (particularly my mother) are making efforts to navigate reconnection. All of it needs to be slow and the information we give them is deliberately vague, but it's happening. Grey is worried, though. He's worried I'll fall back into old habits and allow my mother to take over, abusing the Beats in the process. So a lot of this we still need to negotiate. All of which is draining.

At any rate, all I can offer is that though busy and navigating so much, we are more than alive. Though this transition is far from over, we are learning to find moments of joy and relish new firsts. All the while, trying not to worry that we are still not where we want to be.


  1. You guys have been through SO much over the past few years! My hat is off to you! Congrats on being able to eat off of real plates again! That's an accomplishment!

  2. "...we are learning to find moments of joy and relish new firsts. All the while, trying not to worry that we are still not where we want to be."

    That is what resilience means to me. Enjoy those moments of joy, protect yourself in negotiating your relationships, and don't pressure yourself on any of it. Sounds to me like you're doing great, so even if you feel stressed and exhausted, give yourself a pat on the back for achieving all this at once!

  3. Such a lot going on, all while being not-quite settled in your space. I hope the progress continues on all fronts.

  4. I feel for you Cristy. This is unsettling and I am sending you a big hug and a warm up of tea across the miles. Take care.

  5. Catching up. So much has happened in such a short period of time! Congrats on your big move and settling in. Navigating the reconnection with your parents....ooof...i hope you are able to work through it slowly and on your terms.

  6. Sending you a deep breath. It is so hard to be inside so many transitions at once.


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