Here comes the cold water

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By: Jenn Kovalski

When they most recently announced the mask mandate would drop here in MA, to many it seemed very sudden. Some of us type A and planning-minded folks would have appreciated a more standard two week notice--a universal countdown of sorts. But that’s life isn’t it? It hardly molds to your preferences and it often comes at you like a cold bucket of water.

Just when you rest on your laurels and get used to something, it changes. So to counter all that we have plans, back up plans, safety nets, and even code reds level 1, 2 and 3. Many things in our lives give us the heads up (so to speak) to prepare us and transition us for change, with or without us noticing. This is psychology at its finest. We go through school in grades, jobs in levels, teens get learners permits before driving licensees, engagements before getting married, diet and exercise routines are built over time to create long lasting habits.

Somethings can’t have a true heads up containing all the practice and wading in to the deep-end as slowly many of us prefer. They are full-on, it’s here to stay one day and your life will never be the same.

In my case, here comes the cold water! I am expecting a baby girl in November 2021. Nothing has been the same since the day I found out, and despite the fact that nature gives you nine months to prepare, it still doesn’t feel enough time. So thankfully, I have a bunch of great mom and dad role models to learn from. Life sure comes at you fast!