It's funny, I was staring at my pile of dirty dishes in the sink today and I didn't even care. Pre-baby, there were never dirty dishes, the bed was always made, and there wasn't a crumb on the floor. I used to joke with my friends and family about having Obsessive Compulsive Disorder because everything had to be "just-so". I still love having a clean house and everything put in its place, but I guess what I'm trying to say it that it doesn't get under my skin like it used to. I think this has something to do with the amount of energy my body is allotting me and now-a-days it is mostly consumed with caring for my 18 month old. On the flip side, I am even more concerned with the food we consume, weather appropriate clothing, and carseat placements.
In fact, almost everything has changed since having a baby- relationships especially. Relationships with family, friends, co-workers...everyone! Some relationships drift apart and others become closer. Some relationships that have been taken for granted are now seen at face value. Some people rise to the occasion and others fade off in the distance. It's all so interesting and there's really no way to predict which relationship will go in which direction. I like to think that people are in ours lives for a reason and when the relationship has served its purpose, it is time to move on. As I mentioned earlier, we only have so much energy to expend and we need to choose wisely. It's hard to justify putting endless amounts of energy into a relationship that isn't reciprocating.
This is life, baby or no baby. Things change and relationships and perspectives adjust based on situations that occur in life. Shouldn't we all be experts when it comes to change once we reach a certain point in life? Think about how many changes we endure on a daily/weekly/yearly basis. I personally find change difficult, but I also believe it's positive and necessary.
How do you deal with change? Do you find it easy or difficult?
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