I have no idea how to express my thoughts so I will just wade in. Here is this runaway bride story, where they found her and now she may be charged with a crime for claiming she was kidnapped. The closing line:Well, she (the bride) was facing this major transition and apparently just Lost It. And now there may be Dire Consequences, per the quote above (sued, ordered to pay damages, etc.). Frankly, I think I might run away from a wedding with 600 guests invited. I can't imagine that kind of pressure.Last year, a Wisconsin college student who faked her own abduction and turned up curled in a fetal position in a marsh was given three years' probation for obstructing police and was ordered to repay police at least $9,000 for their search.
Er, back on topic...and just what is the topic, you say? Well, Mr. Zone is leaving/moving out this week. I am so excited, my kids say I sound like a giddy teenager talking about a date or something. I don't know how I will cope. For things that a lot of folks think are "terrible" or "hard to take" or whatever, my reply is often "It's the end of the world AS WE KNOW IT and I feel fine." But, you know, this is a big personal ending for me and it is so wonderful, I am nervous that I will mess it up horribly -- a la Ms. Runaway Bride (how fitting: I am running away from my marriage too ).
How do y'all cope with exciting, overwhelming transitions in your lives? How do you let loose without creating problems and, um, keep grounded? Or maybe return safely to earth? (Excuse me while I go find a paperbag to breathe into so I don't hyperventilate. )
Or, alternately, what's your story about a giddy time in your life or something you currently feel celebratory about? Let's share the love.