Hello! I missed you! I apologize for the delay. Things got weird for a while, ya know….like they do. I’ll save you the torrid and mind-numbing details. The important thing is, we are back!
In the last several months, I’ve had a lot of changes. I’ve experienced things that were new to me. Some experiences were positive, some negative, some neither, simply thought provoking. Some I handled well. Others, not so much. The good news is, they all provided perspective, insight, and life experience, which can only add to the wealth of knowledge I can now share with you.
One thing this period of time has taught me is that things are better than I sometimes give them credit for. We have food, clothing, shelter, and family and friends who love us. Quite possibly the most important? That I can still trust myself to do what is best for my girls and I, to keep the aforementioned positive things. I am self-aware (and I do mean that I am aware of both the good and the bad, lest you think I’m in any way superior….I’m not), I know who I am and what I want, and have a solid self-esteem. From there, I can figure out the rest. I have yet to find a situation that was entirely hopeless, had absolutely no solution, and/or I did not have at least some control over (even if it’s just my reaction to it). I am not powerless and neither are you.
Things are better than you may give them credit for. Things could be better, but they could almost certainly be worse too. Do I mean you can’t have a shitty day because there are children starving in Africa? Of course not. Your problems, stresses, and concerns are valid. Allow yourself to heal from past hurts and deal with current issues. That said, keep your perspective. When you feel like everything is falling apart and you couldn’t possibly stay afloat, remember that you ate today and you are reading this on an electronic device many do not have access to, for a myriad of reasons. Take a deep breath, journal it out, have a glass of wine, and you’ll hear from me again soon my darlings.