Well, I spent the better part of the day embracing some of the changes in my life.
Small changes like getting used to my very first ereader. It's a lovely little Kindle I named Zoe that a fairy godmother left on my doorstep (with the aid of a nice man in brown). She's lovely. (Both Zoe and the fairy godmother.)
And large changes like booking the flights to move my daughter to Michigan next month. She recently lost her job and in this dinky place, the employment prospects are grim. So, she's moving back to Michigan where she'll be staying with my sister and her family until she finds work and gets a place of her own. Off to the land of corn flakes and cocoa krispies*.
Small or large, change is scary. Since I got used to the Kid's Nook, the smaller Kindle is a little daunting. Trying to figure everything out. Getting used to the keys instead of the touchscreen. But this is so much better than reading my Kindle books over here on the computer. And since I've been with the Kid for 19 years now - minus the stint at college, where even then we talked every day - I'm a little nervy about it. My sister said something about 'empty nest syndrome' and even though she was referring to something else, she hit the nail on the head. Being kid-free for the first time in almost twenty years (over twenty if you count the 9 months she was in ma belly) scares the bejeezus out of me.
But I'll get over it. This will be different, but it will be good. She'll get out in the world, hang out with her cousin, experience the awesomeness that is my sister, and spread her wings. I have no doubt she'll fly fine**.
What changes have you faced and embraced (whether you were willing to or not)?
*Battle Creek for those not in the know about such things.
** Okay, so there's a little doubt, but I'm a worrier. In my heart, I know she can do this.