One of my oldest and dearest friends got married this week.
I went to the wedding.
It was beautiful.
But, even though I am so, so happy for her and her new husband (who is amazing, by the way), it was also a very surreal experience for a lot of reasons.
For one, she is married. Like, to a husband. So weird. For another, my pregnant sister flew in from another state to attend the wedding. And it was the first time I’ve ever seen her pregnant. Like, ever. (Mostly because this is the first time she’s ever been pregnant.)
And last, but certainly not least, during the reception, I was surrounded by a crowd of people I had grown up with. All of them were adults now.
How weird is that?
I got introduced to boyfriends, talked to people about college and careers, and ended up with the very stunning realization that the world is moving on and things are changing.
Since this coincides with some pretty drastic changes in my own life, it left me feeling a little shaky. Remember that job that I mentioned last week? It starts on July 1st. Up until now, I’ve worked nanny jobs and anything else that would pay so that I could support my writing.
Now, I’m going to get paid to write.
And it’s going to be a huge change. It’s my first office job, it’s the first—regular—job I’ve had in my career field, and it’s the first full-time position I’ve ever accepted.
Since I write full-time anyway, I’m not too worried. But still—changes. Big changes. And not just in my life, but everywhere I look.
In case you didn’t know, I am a hermit. Big time. Like, way more than I ever expected to be when I was younger. I like my house, I like my routine, and I like things to be (mostly) the same, with a few moments of planned excitement along the way to spice things up. When I have great adventures, they are of a literary nature.
So when things start changing, I start to panic a little.
When that happens, I have to take a step back and remind myself of the places in my life that are still solid.
God is still my solid ground.
I still love him.
I am still a writer.
My family might be scattered to the four winds, but we still love each other.
And Mrs. Hudson (my cat) is still a grouch, thank goodness.
It’s good to know there are a few things in life that can always be counted on, even in the midst of embracing the changes.
Are things changing in your life, or do you have any wonderful tips for finding balance amidst the crazy? Tell me about it in the comments!