The things you learn … about yourself.

I’ve come to understand a few things recently — about myself and how the world works — and wanted to share them with you today.

1. It was a full moon yesterday.


Like, it literally explains everything that’s been happening in our house for the last 3 days.

I also learned that Jewish holidays are anchored in the lunar cycles. My mom shared that nugget with me this morning as we were trying to figure out what in the h-e-double-hockey-sticks went wrong last night.

2. Cranky, tired babies make for tired and cranky mamas. (And pretty much everyone else that’s within a 10 mile radius of them.)

Okay, that wasn’t a recent revelation, but one that has been reaffirmed (again and again and again) for the past three nights of getting up 2 and 3 times with a screaming babe.

I am extremely grateful to have gotten a little extra sleep this morning. (Thanks Babe. Thanks Mom.)

3. I am a creature of habit.

I’ve always wanted to believe that I’m more of the spontaneous and laid back type, but the truth is I’m not. I kind of hate change, and get fahtummeled when our routine is interrupted. It takes me days to get back to normal and feel normal again. I always fight it.

Half the time, I say that it’s The Babe’s issue.

SHE is the one that doesn’t do well with change.

SHE needs her nap.

SHE needs to have order in her day or she gets cranky.

(And by SHE, I’m totally talking about ME.)

4. The older I get, the more I crave alone time.

I feel like that makes me an introvert — needing time alone to recharge and feel whole again. But that wouldn’t be completely true. I also get energy from spending time with people and after weeks of hibernation and alone time, I crave it a lot. Perhaps that makes me an ambivert?

Not quite sure what to do with all of this newfound knowledge, but it’s been swimming around my head for a while now and clearly needed to come out.

More about Emily Levenson

Emily Levenson is a therapist turned holistic health coach, podcaster, meditation encourager, and seeker of everyday magic. Emily recently kicked off her third #The100DayProject, focusing her efforts on daily meditation.

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