What a week!
In one fell swoop I passed the “30 days until graduation” mark, smiled at the pictures for Senior Prom and celebrated (the last kid at home) Mother’s Day. And oh yes, picked up my 90-year old father from the airport as he moved here to Oregon for good.
Talk about a super-sized dose of reality.
I’m the mother of four boys (men) and my youngest is the aforementioned “senior” this year. (empty nest here I come) And I’m also the youngest of three girls, with siblings who live in Chicago and New Jersey respectively. (emptying the garbage and garage as I moved the bulk of “stuff” from my parents’ house into ours)
It’s a precarious perch that I’m sitting on right now, and another reason that the
Five for Life© strategies are so important.
This getting older stuff isn’t easy. And it’s so MUCH more than changes in your waistline, little aches and pains or needing higher power reading glasses. It’s transition after transition after transition. Let’s face it, it takes active mental work to keep a positive outlook about it all.
For all of you who are right in the heart of transition (especially those about to watch your babies graduate) remember to take time for a little self- care. Our five daily actions are a great way to start, and they can help you now as much as they will in the future.