This phase popped into my head today when I was making a comment on a post. I liked it and decided to write a post about it.
One moment that opened my eyes to reality was some 30 years ago when store-bought diapers were rarely used. I had 2 babies under 19 months, lived in a little college apartment with a husband who was gone all day and evening attending classes or working. I remember being extremely tired, probably suffering some postpartum depression while sitting on the side of the bathtub rinsing out a messy diaper before wringing it out and tossing into the smelly diaper pail. I thought to myself, (imagine a sob or two and a high-pitched groan) "This is what I've been dreaming about for the past 20 odd years? To become a wife and a mother?"
Sounds pretty trivial, I know, but it was definitely an "Open Your Eyes To Reality Moment". What is a moment that forced you to come out of fairyland and get-a-grip? Or a moment when you realized you needed to face life front on? Or a time when you got more than you bargained for? When you had to radically change your way of thinking because the old way wasn't working? I'd love to hear your "Open Your Eyes" moments. Sounds a little bit like Oprah's 'Aha Moments' but there is a noticeable difference in definition. An Aha moment is more like a cleansing breath, a refreshing breeze and an Open Your Eyes moment is more akin to a heart attack.