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In case you need to hear it, I give you full permission to take the week off. ❤️ I know the thoughts and feelings you describe so well. My kids are mostly grown now, but looking back I wish I'd given myself the chance to rest and recharge without guilt when they finally went back to school each year.

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Lean into the rest. It will tell you where to go next 💘💘💘 glad you’re back safely, take all the time you need!

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That’s why we’re here despite ridiculous prices.

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Hang in there. Going through the say exact thing now. Back to LA after summer in England. Moving, starting a new pre-school, looking for a new job all that once and learning to tell myself it's okay to be slow/lazy/crazy & eat chocolate for dinner.

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Aug 24, 2023Liked by Abby Rasminsky

"I’m ambling my way there, feeling, with each step, the changing ground under my feet." Gosh, I LOVE that line, Abby!! It feels like motherhood in a nutshell in so many ways - and also the PERFECT description of a transition period. Sending you love & hugs & grace upon grace! I hope you can take gentle care of yourself during this tumultuous time. xoxo

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Aug 23, 2023Liked by Abby Rasminsky

Love the pic - my kids were making mud pies on that mound on Saturday. Such a beautiful spot.

Hope you find some peace and progress in the transition!

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Hi Abby! I’ve missed your writing.

Tough season - we’re going through the same. Spent months in the Netherlands only to come home to a blazing hot Houston (seriously, our “feels like” has been 110 once a day for at least three weeks) I miss the outdoors. I miss my bike! I didn’t miss my car. But I did really miss our routine, so it’s a “two things can be true”situation.

Wishing you a peaceful transition 🌸

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Oof that is a tough re-entry!

Reminding myself of this when I romanticise the ideal of a sabbatical - I’m changing jobs on 1 September and restarting the sabbatical clock so it’s awhile off.

Hopefully the kids get settled in school and all returns to normal soon!

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I feel all of this though none of it is the same as my situation. My toddler is starting daycare twice a week beginning tomorrow, and I am simultaneously elated for the time I’ll get to myself when not at work AND dreading the changes to our routine (and the sickness!). Here’s to embracing the transition times.

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The way I feel you were talking just to me. The girls started school this week and if I make one plan during the time they are in school it feels like the entire day is ruined because I truly need to just down and sleep for a week.

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I’m feeling much of this in my own very particular transition period right now. With you in that effort to gentle myself into the now: it is what it is.

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