Yesterday was a day of firsts for both Ryan and me.
It was a day filled with changes, but not entirely starting over.
For 11 years, Ryan has worked from home. He was constantly on the go, out and about, meeting with clients in Northern California, Nevada, and then eventually Utah, too.
Yesterday, at 8 am, he went to an actual office where all the other inside team resides and stayed there until 5 pm.
For the last several years, I, too, worked at home – in our house. I made every piece of my business work from various places in our home.
And yesterday, I too, went to an office outside the home.
It was a day of firsts because needing to pack up and be out by 8 am with various return times is completely new to us.
When we both worked from our house, it was easy to workout in our gym, make breakfast, get the kids up, and once it was time to work, just walk a few feet to start. At 4 pm when I was done with work, I’d make dinner so that when Ryan was done around 5:30 pm, he could just head downstairs to join us for dinner.
Yesterday, Ryan was out of the house by 7:30 am, and he didn’t get back until almost 6 pm. Once Katie arrived around 7:45 am, I too was gone all day until just before she left.
I still fed the kids early, but because I want to always eat dinner with Ryan, put our dinner in the oven a little later so it was warm when he got home.
Firsts are Just Different
There was nothing wrong with yesterday, it was just different.
Everything about the day was new for all of us, and yet it had nothing to do with starting over.
It will take some time for Ryan to get used to the new environment, for me to (really) appreciate mine, and for us both to get used to the new schedule.
But little-by-little as “firsts” fall into their place, it will become our new norm.
And so far, all the things that have fallen into place to become a new norm have been perfect….because I’ve let the firsts see their way to seconds, thirds, fourths…..
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Previous 101-Day Change Series Posts
- Beginnings are Scary
- Change Pain Point
- Making Sense of Change
- Gratitude Journal
- Love Your Baby Girl
- Little Things Add Up
- House and Home
- Sunday Reflections
- Chocolate Shake
- 3-Ingredient Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Shake
- Chaos is a Temporary State
- Thirsty Thursday
- Month One
- The Nudge to Connect
- 11 Favorites from 11 Years in California
- One Box at a Time
- Good Enough is Enough
- There is No Dishwasher
- WWDW Number 8
- Move Initiated
- Sharing My Journey
- Back with the Tribe
- Small Town Grocery Shopping Part One
- January 2018 Catch Up Over Bone Broth
- Patsy Clairmont is My Spirit Animal
- Let There Be Light
- Forgot About Rae
- Coconut Oil Makeup Remover How To
- 9 Ways to Embrace Winter
- Escaping People
- Coming Home
- 105 in 1,095
- 40 Before 40
- When Change Was Coming
- Behavior Correction
- Embracing Motherhood
- Two Things for Lent
- Gluten Free Recipe Roundup Six
- Breakdown to Breakthrough
- 18 Things About Me
- Still Hope
- Month Two
- Pain is Not Weakness Leaving the Body
- Too Much Stuff
- Small Changes
- Can Wait
- Halfway Mark
- Squad Goals
- Do We Really Change?
- February Catch Up Over Bone Broth
- 2018 Natural Products Expo West
- New Spaces
- Fight Like Hell
- 24 Low-FODMAP Items from Thrive Market