And Yet Here We Are

One of my favorite things about life is that simply by living it you get to learn and do all sorts of things you wouldn’t ever think of doing if they hadn’t fallen into your lap.

Ten years ago I had no intention of becoming so intimately acquainted with the New York City public transit system that I could hop on a bus without fear that I might never see my home again.

And yet here we are.

If someone had told me, as a recent high school graduate, that people would one day ask me for advice about running, I probably would have stared blankly at them for several awkward moments before assuring them that they must have me confused for someone else.

And yet here we are.

I would never have thought I was the type to critique typeface choices or color palates because, a decade ago, I was a comic sans kinda girl and what in the world is kerning? But then I married a graphic designer.

And here we are.

So I look forward to the random things that fall from the sky into my lap, even though sometimes I think, “This is awesome!” and sometimes I think, “Get this thing off my lap!”

And yet sometimes the, “Get this thing off my lap!” thing is the one that ends up being awesome and the, “This is awesome!” thing disappears into oblivion.

I’m thinking about this because today homeschooling stopped looming over me and finally fell into my lap. It’s there, where I really hoped it would never be. And while my instinct is to shove it away as quickly as possible, it is too big and heavy and important to do that. So instead I am trying to examine it as best I can, to get to know it and feel the weight of it so that I can handle it until someone is kind enough to help me out from under it.

And in the mean time, I’m hoping that as long as it’s there I get to do some really cool stuff with it, to learn a lot and maybe, someday be able to say, “That was one of the best things that ever happened to me.”

Because like it or not, here we are.

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4 Comments

  1. It’s funny how life works like that. 🙂

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  2. I share similar sentiments. This year because of our cross country move I’ve chosen to do “Mommy School” because we got here after pre-school started. I still will be happy to send them to public school in a couple years but I’ve loved (and so have they) our flexibility and yet a bit more of a schedule, too. Have fun!

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  3. I loved this writing about how things fall into your lap. Sometimes you are so grateful and sometimes you can’t figure out what you are going to do about it. Best of luck!

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  4. Here you are! Can’t wait to read about all the highs (and a few lows) to come along with this new adventure for you!

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