There are moments in life when your world is turned up-side-down. These are the moments when what you thought was a constant, what you often take for granted, or what you just don’t notice changes in an instant. These are the moments in which you feel the wind has been knocked out of you. The moments when it is hard to catch your breath. These are the moments when you move frantically to hold it together for fear of falling apart. What do you do in those moments? How does one adjust? After the initial shock of the moment you began the process of adjusting to the new normal. The new normal is identified by the ability to continue on and be resilient in the face of a difficult situation. The new normal reminds us that life must go on. It reminds us that life has its ups and downs and that change for the positive can happen. The new normal is a place of hope. It allows us to know that we can move forward. If you are struggling with a challenge in this moment, know that you are resilient. Remember to have hope in the midst of despair. Know that you will arrive at a new normal a little wiser and stronger than before.
Alicia M. Lurry LPC