It's the third day of school. New routine with the girls in school and me getting used to a really quiet house during days that stretch interminably.
It's the seventh day since my surgery, and there's less pain (yay!) but still plenty of blurriness and double vision (not so yay).
August, the first month of no virtual assistance practice, is winding down. August has been pretty busy with a short trip to the beach, Kathryn's birthday party and extended festivities, appointments with multiple doctors, and surgery and recovery. Now that most of that is done, I'm really experiencing what life is like without my practice, especially with those aforesaid long, quiet days.
Then, there's transition, not an old friend, but one I'd better start to learn to like instead of treating as my enemy. VA practice closing, new eyes (sort of), school starting, new business - lots of transition.
Next, there's an epiphany I had as I was doing my best to meditate (see, Stacy, I am trying!): my soul purpose has to do with helping people manifest their inner selves into their daily lives. Part two of that epiphany involves connections. Connections are not only a power word for me, but are really part of my soul.
Finally, there was the sense that there was no connection for me today. No one home with me, no one to go out to lunch with (thanks, Lee, for yesterday!), nothing.
I went for a walk figuring that aerobic exercise is as good for my mind as it is for my body, and still nothing.
Then, Chris came home, and he was experiencing the same type of day I was (he's been having to provide limo service for the girls as well as getting used to the structure of the new school year). We spent time talking while the girls did homework and such, and suddenly life was brighter.
I'm not sure what all this means. It's mostly a catalog of the various thoughts I've had today as I continue to try to be mindful of my world and my own reactions to it. What I do know for sure is that connecting is key.