New Beginnings #Life
|Two dozen roses from my work mates.
I don't usually consider myself an emotional person, but my emotions have been close to the surface and every sad news report or social media share has hit me harder than normal. This is the main reason for my distance from social media in the last few weeks. One of my favourite authors, Walter Wangerin, wrote about transitions and losses, and how they can cause different feelings similar to mourning. As I re-read "Mourning into Dancing" by Wangerin, I recognized that I have been anticipating the loss of my current coworkers and their strong support system and companionship all these weeks. I walked through the doors of my old workplace as a novice teaching aid at age 26, I'm going to be 42 this summer. Recognizing that it is okay to be sad for the losses, does not diminish the value of what is to come. This conclusion has given me peace, and it was hard won with mental wrestling and long sessions with Pink Floyd's Pulse CD.
I am determined to dance into my new adventure on Monday.