Yeah! Maybe....... The first official day of the end of the school year. What does that mean to your life? How will you adapt to this change in structure? Or, do you think It doesn't affect you? See, if it doesn't directly affect your day to day ( which I would like to point out a few ways you may not have considered....) it will indirectly (for as the butterfly effect and universal law of interconnection has scientifically proven, yada,yada...).
So, first off from the point of reference most the nose on my face: my daily structure of my life. I did not set the alarm last night to follow the usual morning rush of activities to make sure we all were where we were expected to be, and strangely as I awoke the usual time and started to jump up to action, the eerie quiet of the activityless house was a bit anxiety producing. I forced myself to take a deep breath and savior the silence. Ok, ten minutes later the mind refused and immediately delivered one pushing demand and question after another until I moved my body in an attempt to convince my mind that yes, I am alive and Yes, there is much to do..........
I acknowledged the litany run down of, prioritize, funny when a container is re-defined by removing routines and "limitations" and there is expansion room, freedom of time slots not yet accounted for, suddenly there is a confusion and dread of choices..... It is much more settling to be able to say well I need to do this and be here then and this one needs this and to be there then and and and. However, in this between state of scheduling transition (visit to the unknown) the possibilities rush forth and rather than operate on autopilot the need for decision becomes unavoidable. Well, we could or how about or maybe, drat! Someone really needs to tell me where I need to be for what reason because being given the space to create from a blank slate is, well, overwhelming! Freedom or Entrapment? Survive or Thrive, remove the dreaded restrictions (self-imposed rules of conduct) and I will need to Be Creative? Have Fun? Want to do something? Justify my time spending? Make money, yes that distraction is always a noble one right? Really?
Right now, there are just graduated from High School or even College individuals out there hoping to "sleep" late so as not to face the unending questioning of WELL, NOW WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO? More school? For What? Get a job? Where? What kind? Who will be your traveling buddies today? Will some of them be off in other directions? What are your interests? Your priorities? Oh yeah, Money, yes, make money, that distraction is a noble one right? Really?
Yeah! no more school bus' to sit behind in traffic, but wait, where are all these extra cars coming from? I don't remember so many people waiting at the stop sign last week? Is it just today? Why are there more people at the gas station this morning? Why is the gas price jumped up? How come there are so many people in McDonald's for lunch today, Who is watching all these kids? Where did they all come from? There is all this activity everywhere that I don't recognize, What's up? Oh yes, need to spend more money on grocery since kids won't be eating at school, and where did all these extra cups and plates come from that need washing? And, why do I have all this extra laundry? Since no one will know what you wore today , do you really need to change two or three times?
All these shifts and changes and questions and possibilities and demands and differences and different directions and and and I have only been "awake" for two hours, isn't it time to go back to school yet? What are Your Plans for the summer?
What are Your Plans.........?
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