I feel like I'm fading.
Or at least just wasting away while waiting for something to happen.
It's not like there aren't things happening in my life. I'm the busy mom of two little people. I have friends and a semi-regular social life. Ish. I have a husband who I could talk to for hours.
It's not like I'm an island and I'm just frittering away my time, waiting for something to happen TO me. There are things HAPPENING. I just...
...it's like my skin isn't as bright as it used to be. It's dull. My hair even - streaked with ever-increasing lines of grey and hints of a hair colour that used to be mine. My clothes even feel scratchy, like my skin is trying to leave but the clothes are in the way.
What is that saying? Follow the rats? On a sinking ship? Or if they're leaving the slum all of a sudden? Get out?
I've wanted to escape my life before...before when I was sick and sad and broken after having my oldest, Sophie. I wanted to run away and never look back. I didn't have anything in particular to run to except for anywhere-but-here.
It isn't the same feeling. It's more like an "I'm here, now what?" feeling. As if there is supposed to be something MORE.
And maybe that's the issue. There isn't for now.
I'm a stay-at-home mom, so there is no MORE career-wise. I don't participate in my volunteer positions at church anymore, so there isn't any MORE there either.
Family-wise, I see people and participate and am engaged...so again, no MORE.
And getting out and doing things, I sometimes feel like it's too much, so I'm not comfortable adding MORE to that.
Is it that I'm missing a calling? Something I SHOULD be doing (although, if my therapist heard me use that word she'd remind me to stop shoulding on myself and start living my reality...smart lady)?
I don't know.
I do know that winter has been hard with being stuck inside, being overwhelmed with the idea of all the winter clothes and preparations needed to get out.
I do know that I have been at home by choice versus by blessing of a government maternity leave for a year...so I'm a year into being the stay-at-home-mom I swore I'd never be. Ever.
So I'm here. On my island full of people and teeming with life. I just need to find my spot again, find my equilibrium.
You know, before something else comes along and changes everything all over again.