Thursday, September 22, 2011

the ugly cry

For me I knew that moving to Virginia would require me to go through a "say yes" to everything period.  I've met countless strangers.  Gone on several "blind dates".  Found myself in a few interesting situations.  Everyday is a brand spankin' new adventure.  This week was no different.

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A few weeks ago I signed up for a "transitions" type class.  They meet in a church, and it's all kinds of women in all walks of life, each struggling a bit to find their way after a move.  I knew it was going to be emotional.  I felt myself choking up a bit at just the thought of doing this class.  Wasn't it just yesterday that I walked into an unfamiliar church and took my seat next to a complete stranger and poured out my heart regarding my move to MN?  And yet here I am again.  It was surreal.

We went around the room introducing ourselves and answering a few questions.  Of course when it was my turn I had an absolute melt down.  Seriously I've been doing pretty good.  I have my good days and some bad here and there.  But there is something about having to openly talk about my feelings that made me just lose it in front of a room full of strangers.  It happens at the Dr's office too...explain that one.  It didn't happen just once.  We're talking every time I had to talk I sobbed...and it was the ugly cry.  The one where you are blubbering a bit and snot is starting to run down your face.  OH MY GOODNESS!  This is so not how I wanted these women to see me the first time we met.  Pull it together girlfriend!! 

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Anyway they were beyond supportive and kind.  They completely related with me and made me feel understood and accepted.  As much as I was more or less dreading going I'm so glad I did it anyway.  I have a really good feeling about this next new thing.  This experience will bond me with these women and that's exactly what I need right now.  We are in this hard place together and you know what?  We need each other.  It's gonna be good...snot and all;)

Have a blessed day.


112.  klennex when you need it.
113.  sharing my house with neighbors.
114.  big chick feeling better.
115.  clean sheets.
116.  mushrooms tucked in the woods.
117.  my favorite t.v. shows starting again.
118.  candles flickering in the afternoon gloom.
119.  new notecards from Amber Alexander...little chick in the storm.

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