The May moments felt very typical this year.
Historically that means busy, usually with kid activities. This May both boys moved out of the house, one to New York and the other down the street. My older son has moved back to New York City now that Covid Pandemic is more under control. And my younger son has moved to a house nearby with a roommate. So for the moment, my husband and I are officially happy empty nesters. My favorite part so far is waking up to a kitchen that is just as I left it.
May is also typically a bit stressful, usually just for the sheer quantity of activities. This year it is not really the quantity but the unexpected nature of one event that is bringing the stress. My day job has been “restructured” so there is quite a bit of change and uncertainty around what this will mean. I remain hopeful for a positive outcome yet the process has felt difficult.
And of course May brought the real clouds as well.
One of my least favorite aspects of spring is the weather and May fulfilled its purpose in this respect. We have gone from the 50’s to the 80’s and back again. Luckily we escaped to Virginia for a little camping trip and there the weather was lovely. This was one of my favorite moments in May as I got to see my grandsons for the first time since 2019. They are two and four years old and spending time with them was a delight.
Last but not least, Steve and I celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary. I am so lucky to share my life with him. Big moves, job changes, grandkids and anniversaries – these May moments are all a big deal. But May also brought good books and many a good cup of coffee. I like to think it is the time I spend appreciating the little things every day that helps keep me centered when the seemingly bigger moments roll around.