Normally my life is shaped like a circle. Everything repeats on some cycle: daily, weekly, monthly, annually… family life consists of routine and then more routine.
But now I’ve thrown all the routines out the window. We’re renegotiating every single thing, large and small. (I started to list some examples but honestly it really was everything, and I don’t think listing every darn thing in my life is going to be very interesting.) I don’t think I’ve had so much uncertainty in my life since I went to college.
Even without routine, life goes on. Here’s a little bit of what I’ve had going since moving in with Mom and Dad:
I’m not looking forward to trying to get back to work; in the last two weeks, I’ve worked two days. A lot of the time it’s hard to focus on… anything, honestly. But I have a ton of looming deadlines, and I need to get my head back in that game. That’s another area where routines look complicated, but we’ll figure it out one day at a time.