Back when I was raising my kids I remember reading the T. Berry Brazelton book Touchpoints. He described how children would regress before they made some great stride in their development-- like getting clinging and cranky before venturing out and learning to crawl.
This past week has been my touchpoint. I have been depressed (the weather didn't help) and tired and just wanted to go to bed and pull the covers over my head for a few weeks. Or months.
But today I learned to crawl. I took what felt like a giant leap and made an appointment with a lawyer. And suddenly the sun is shining and birds are singing and I feel a sense of peace. The journey is still ahead but I suddenly feel light and hopeful. And the planned trip to Vegas for my birthday doesn't hurt.