Creating a new normal
In the words of the late great Ricky Ricardo (Desi Arnaz), I’m a little discomboobulated.
I’ve spent a great portion of my adult life living with family, and for a few years I shared a house with a great family in Beacon Hill. Since 2009, I’ve lived alone, in an awesome apartment that I loved. But to tell you the truth, I missed living with other people.
Thanks to my wonderful daughter-in-law Kim, I once again have the chance to live in a large, lively, wonderfully noisy household filled with love, laughter, dogs, and cats!
But it’s different, a change from my routine. Kim and I have talked about creating a new normal, for myself and for my family (as they get used to me living with them).
I’ve done some really goofy things in the past few days–spraying my hair with lens cleaner, putting my French Press coffee maker together incorrectly, and jumping up out of bed in the middle of the night when the family dog cuddled up close to me!
And as most of you know, I retired a month ago and have not been working. Don’t get me wrong, it’s totally cool and I’ve loved living at a less hectic pace.
It’s just different.
And being retired is a huge contributor to my discomboobulation.
Time will work its magic and I will settle in (it’s already happening, since I’ve started unpacking my stuff and surrounding myself with familiar items).
I’m starting to consider part-time jobs, and I am NOT looking at social work jobs at this time.
Been there, done that.
I’m not focused on anything in particular right now, just looking at what is available.
So for now, I’m embracing being discomboobulated. I’ve been needing to make major changes in my life for some time, and I’ve finally done it! Yeah!
I’m kind of sitting back and seeing what happens next.
It feels good!