I love the process of entering into new life phases such as graduating college, getting engaged, starting a business, or raising money. Each phase, so far, has approached me a bit like a Doppler Effect. I hear the phase coming. It gets louder. It’s here! It fades away. It’s gone.
A life phase that is currently approaching, for me, is to have our first child. Right after we got married four years ago, I first heard the whispers. Then the whispers turned into casual conversation, then into definitive statements, then into action planning. No babies have happened yet…sorry to disappoint , but because the idea of kids is becoming more and more a reality, it’s interesting to notice how I’m viewing the world differently already.
This brings me back to the fact that plane bathrooms have baby diaper stations. I’ve used hundreds of plane bathrooms over the past eight years, but I’ve never noticed the diaper stations until last week. They’ve always been there, I just wasn’t ready to notice yet. Reminds me of the phrase…
The teacher shows up when the student’s ready.
Makes me wonder what else is going on around me at any given moment that I’m unconsciously not noticing yet.