October 27, 2013
Time to Shift Gears
How do you pick yourself up when you have fallen off a cliff?
Join our journey into the unknown.
The title of this post is not original, but it perfectly illustrates what has happened to my husband and me in the last month.
Basically, we have discovered that while we may not have had our heads in the clouds, we didn’t realize that we were about to fall off a cliff . . . get hit with a curve ball . . . have the rug pulled out from under us . . . and discover that our world has turned upside down.
In other words, we forgot that we didn’t have as much control over our lives as we thought we did.
You see, for a long time now, I have told people that this fall I would write the second edition of my first book, Letting Go of Our Adult Children: When What We Do is Never Enough.
However, before tackling the book, my husband and I planned to visit England and Ireland for a few weeks.
When we came back, Bob intended to continue in his job as an engineer in structural analysis, a job he’s been doing for over 40 years. It is his great pleasure, something he would do even if they didn’t pay him to do it.
Then, next year we hoped to move out of our eighty-five year old house to a retirement community.
However, as the title implies, our plans aren’t going according to schedule. Both of us have fallen into totally unexpected holes.
In the next post I will describe my situation and in later posts keep you up to date on how two people are trying to find our way in a new world.