This month I have heard parents share that transitions are sorrowful. Some kids have just started college in January and others have returned. Parents experience mixed feelings of missing their children and wanting to stay in touch more often to the feelings of relief, having no interruptions and getting back into their own space and routine.
Parents feel loneliness and worry at first. Change isnít easy but is inevitable.
I think planning something to connect with others whether outside your home or on the telephone really helps in the transitions. We heal with support.
Choose one new thing to try; knowing you can change your mind. I notice we over think a choice or situation rather than quieting that part of us and simply giving it a go.
Time to focus on you again and trust your childrenís journey, as well as, trusting your gut reaction if there is a call for action.
We continue to live with paradoxes and help each other along the way.