Another step closer.
Very close now.
I can almost touch it.
The waiting is about to end.
I get the keys to my apartment tomorrow and will complete the move over next weekend.
This isn't going to be just any old move. It is a massive downsizing, from living in a house to a 1 bedroom apartment, where my bedroom will be in the living room.
I will be moving away from the person I have lived with for 11 years.
It will be moving my son out of the only home he's ever known.
It will be the first time that I have ever lived alone.
It will be freedom.
Two days with Henry. Then two days off. With 3 days every other weekend.
I could look at this impending reality with horror. I could feel desperately sad and depressed at being severed from Henry's daily life - half of the time.
What I am choosing to do instead, is to approach this new life as an opportunity.
I am approaching this arrangement like I would cross-training. I truly believe in quality not quantity. So if I slow down and focus only on what matters, then I can learn to use the time by myself wisely to Henry's benefit. By myself, I should be able to recharge and organize, and then execute the plans with gusto when I am with Henry.
By jumping into this new life with a positive attitude, I hope to teach Henry how to make the best of a challenging situation.
And, I have a strong feeling we're going to have a lot of fun.
And now, the last week IN PICTURES:
|Henry & friends.|
|Post pirate play.|
|Caught up with BFF Julia over brunch & hot tub. |
Must get our boyz together in 2015!
|Another sleeping Henry. Nothing more peaceful. |
This is at Niagara Falls hotel.
|Henry took this photo of the Skylon all by himself.|
|'Twas icy in Niagara|
|My brother & wife moved to a new house! |
It is wonderful, so happy for them and their new space.
|Cousins played happily together in their "house."|
|Cousins having down time.|
|And playing super heroes.|
And so I'll continue this next week to take each day one at a time. It is the only way to get to where I want to go.