Learning Curves
Don’t you love them? I’m being sarcastic. Throughout my adult life I have went through many of life’s learning curves.

My first was becoming a wife. I moved straight from my mom and dad’s home to live in a small apartment with my future husband. Suddenly I’m no longer a kid, but an adult with adult responsibilities. I was juggling my first “adult” full-time job, coming home cooking dinner, cleaning the apartment and paying real bills. Of course, it took time to adjust, but I made it work. Eventually, I was doing it as if I had done it my entire life.

Next came motherhood. After four years together, it was no longer just me and my husband. We now had two babies (yep twins) waking us up constantly throughout the night. I was no longer working, but now a stay at home mom. My days were no longer filled with invoices and expense reports, but poopy diapers, spit-up and screaming kids. Of course, it took time to adjust, but I made it work. Eventually, I was doing it as if I had done it my entire life.

Writing came next. A huge learning curve for me since I’d never written a day in my life. POV what? Showing verses telling? Huh? You mean I can’t just write words down and you’ll buy it? I’m actually going to have to learn to write? Of course, it took time to adjust, but I made it work. Eventually, I was doing it as if I had done it my entire life.

Now I am going through a new learning curve as a single mother. I no longer have someone to shove awake when something goes bump in the night or someone to bitch to when life is being a complete ass. I’m juggling working, mothering and writing. Of course, it will take time to adjust, but I will make it work. Eventually, I will be doing it as if I had done it my entire life.

Life is full of learning curves. Once you have one perfected, she’s going to throw you another one and the process will start over again. I’ve come to accept this. It doesn’t make it easy when you’re going through one, but just remind yourself, this too will become normal.

Esme
www.esmereldabishop.com
1 Response
  1. Cara Bristol Says:

    When life throws me a learning curve, I try to remember the saying, "this, too shall pass." Good times don't last forever, but fortunately, rarely do bad times. However, I do try to avoid those learning curves as much as possible!


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