Embracing Change

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A lot of unexpected things happened within the past few months : a surprise appendectomy, sad news about a fellow special needs mom passing from cancer, a costly auto repair, Arizona adjusting to the meaty load of 3rd grade homework, mercury in retrograde, the black moon – ha! The list goes on..

Like Arizona, I’m not a fan of surprises and unexpected happenings. Even at the ripe age of 42, I find transitions and changes difficult to manage. Yes, I have figured out ways to cope and manage when things don’t go as planned; write in my journal, call a girlfriend, turn up the self care a notch.

But what I have recently discovered, a concept foreign to me most of my life, is the practice of actually embracing the change. This shift happened for me as I was learning to rest after appendix surgery. Instead of whining about my inability to DO anything; I actually leaned into the reality that my body just needed to rest. And guess what I discovered? Rest was GOOD. The recharge set in motion a number of creative projects and ideas that I am so excited about. It’s interesting what happens when you really listen to what you need.

So, I have learned to slow down and enjoy LIFE more. It will continue to ebb and flow and I am sure I will have those days when I just want to bury my head in the sand. But in the meantime, I’m good. Happy. Even with the unexpected.

2 Comments on “Embracing Change

  1. Love this note and your gorgeous picture! Killing it woman!

    Feel better!!!!! That sounds terrible. And yesss, rest is genius.

    xoxoxo Amie

    On Wed, Oct 5, 2016 at 12:16 PM, Susanna Peace Lovell wrote:

    > mamapeace posted: ” A lot of unexpected things happened within the past > few months : a surprise appendectomy, sad news about a fellow special needs > mom passing from cancer, a costly auto repair, Arizona adjusting to the > meaty load of 3rd grade homework, mercury in retrogra” >

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