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Everywhere around us change is happening. My Facebook feed is littered with back to school pictures. Everyone’s first day of preschool and kindergarten immortalized by social media. As I sit here embarking on just another Monday I am envious of the other moms who are waving goodbye to their littles on their first days.

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It’s not that I’m actually ready to send my kids off, and not even that I’m desperate for a break. I’m really just desperate for change. Unlike most of the entire population I love change! Love, love, love it! I’m over here scribbling new schedules and planning new activities to give me a small semblance of change. I too want to embark on a new season and a new phase of life.

I know I sound crazy. While other moms are shedding tears because they aren’t ready, I’m feeling ready for anything. I’m tired of the same day-to-day business…cook this, clean that, wipe this (usually a butt). I am trying to convince myself to enjoy the monotony. My time will come too soon when change will be all around and I will be wishing for time to stand still. I remind myself how lucky I am that we get to do whatever we want day to day. Each day can be,and is, its own adventure. I need to relax, take it easy, and enjoy this wonderful ride. Let time slow down and let this one last year of nothingness pass at a crawling speed. Slow deep breaths. Y’all have fun with your change and your kids running out the door. I’ll be over here attempting to soak up the tedium.

 

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