Monday Musings

Happy Monday!

I cannot believe we are one week away from October! How is that even possible?!

This last month has been a month of transitions for #Dantheman and I. We have transitioned back to school at Duke, I have transitioned out of my job here in Durham, and we are adjusting to life without my husband’s father.

Transitions are not always easy. Sometimes transitions that you expect are full of rainbows and bunnies, but the ones that I have experienced lately have not been of that kind exactly.

Transitions that aren’t all butterflies and roses tend to be messy. But, I have been through enough of them to know that the transition is not the end. It is merely the in between point A and point B. Things don’t look, feel, seem ideal, but it is how I respond to the transitions and change.

Transitions happen in some of the best stories out there! Each and every story has some sort of change, seen or unseen and it’s the response that makes a compelling story.

When I look back to view my life as a story, what are those transitions and responses to those transitions going to say about me? Was I able to learn anything? Did I respond lovingly and with kindness? Will lives be impacted because of my response?

I want to be able to look back on these transitions that #Dantheman and I are going through and say that came out of them better people.

We aren’t always able to choose the transitions that we go through, but we can choose how we respond to them.

I hope that on this Monday Morning you are able to choose joy in the midst of it all!


Jenilee Joy