Do you know what I would love to do?
I would absolutely love to sit in my Mama Bear’s lap like when I was younger and just listen to her breathe and talk. My ear smashed up against her chest as it slowly raised and lowered my head.
That. Was. Happiness.
Attempting that today would be comical for so many reasons – mainly my *clears throat* size.
Our house has been our home and the school and the office and the church sanctuary since March. Friday the 13th to be exact. We needed a break. We are on a family road trip because we just needed a change of scenery. In addition to our normal travel bag of snacks for the road, we also have a travel bag of masks, gloves, hand sanitizers, wipes, and cleaners. We even found toilet seat covers, soap sheets, and compressed towels in case our bathroom stops were lacking supplies.
We don’t have much planned while away because, like I said, it’s more about the change of scenery for us. No worries! There will be lots of mask wearing, social distancing and eating in. Also, I have this great new accessory that is keeping me from being great.
This road trip is much different and I expect that future road trips will look the same. Just like me trying to lay on my Mama Bear’s chest as an adult wouldn’t be comfortable for either of us because we have both changed, we have to come to grips with the fact that Rona has changed what life will look like in the days, months, and years ahead. It is what it is whether we like it or not. Rona is a hot mess and she doesn’t care about my feelings unfortunately. However, I DO get to choose what happiness looks like for me in spite of her.
The bad news? Your happy isn’t going to look the same as it did pre-Rona.
The good news? You get to design what happiness looks like for you during and post-Rona!
I’m choosing to soak up an enormous amount of family time away from home with Poppa Bear and the cubs for a few days. How are you choosing to create your new happy?