The month of May marks the ending and beginning of quite a few things for all of us. It's the end of the school year for colleges and other schools, it's the beginning of the summer vacation. There is Mother's Day, finals and graduations. May seems to be a popular month for engagements (mine included) and some weddings. For me, May has had so many milestones (good and bad) that usually I am sort of traumatized by the end of the month!
It was May when I first became a mother and later, a grandmother. In May I got divorced and also engaged. In May my youngest got married and her wife's birthday is in May.
May has been filled with pool openings and saying goodbye to loved ones who have passed. This month, May is filled with doctor's visits that haven't been the greatest and readjusting to the changes we all have with the pandemic. It's hopefully marking a new beginning after the last year of terror and isolation and illness.
May brings beautiful flowers and (usually) warmer weather. May brings us hope.
May seems to be the month (for me) that really is a great snapshot of life in general.
I can look at all the things that have happened and will happen in May and see all the facets of life all together. There have been times when May has rolled around that I have dreaded facing certain dates or memories from that month as well as the excitement of great things that have happened as well. Things happen every month, but May has had the greatest contrasts it seems to me. Even though I have specific moments that are personal to my life, I also think all of us feel that anticipation during this month. We all like to know what will happen next and usually we don't really know and it can be unsettling.
I tend to face this month head on. I look at the challenges I have faced (and come through) and how truly amazing the good things have been during this month too. I think it's a good template on how to approach life. Head on. Getting through the hard times and being so thankful for the amazing ones. Learning to let go of hurts and focusing on the moments that have lifted our spirits.
As I am writing this, May is nearly at the end and I have survived another crazy one. I feel hopeful for the rest of the year and a bit apprehensive, but I know I will face whatever comes my way the best way I can. Here's to you being able to do the same.
Until Next Time!
Jen Lush--Associate Broker and Desk Chair Philosopher