Progress is a relative term

What does it mean to make progress?? That’s a pretty good question and one not easily answered.

With everything the Lost and Tired family has been enduring for so long, it sometimes feels like we never make any progress. For me personally, it’s frustrating and overwhelming to feel like we are just spinning our wheels. 

Over the past few days, I’ve come to realize something.

Progress is a relative term and can mean something different for everyone.  Much the same way that autism is different for everyone. 

I think that I sometimes have my expectations set a little bit too high.  I want to see us moving forward at a faster pace because we have so much ground to make up. However, I’ve recently realized that sometimes moving forward can simply mean not slipping backwards.

Looking at things from that perspective, I think that we are making some progress and I thought I would share that with my readers.

Since moving Gavin out of the house, it’s been a period of adjustment for everyone.  As we are finally beginning the long road to recovery, we are beginning to accomplish just a bit more than we were before. 

One of the biggest things that I’ve noticed is how clean the upstairs bathroom and the living room have been.  These have been long time pet peeves of mine.  It’s so nice to be able to walk into a clean bathroom or walk into a clean living room. 

Everyone is making a concerted effort to keep up with these two rooms and it’s really showing. 

I have to give mad props to Emmett because he’s been a huge help.  Today, he brought down the empty toilet paper rolls from the bathroom without being asked.  Everyone is doing just a little bit more than they used to and it’s making a difference. 

Don’t get me wrong, we have only just started down the long,  winding and treacherous road to recovery. 

Having said that, I’m so proud of how everyone is pulling together so far. 

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