My goal for this week is a couple of things. I have a podcast episode to finish up by Friday, we’re prepping the outside of the house for painting, finishing out the last week of school, getting the kids moving forward after some difficult decisions were made, and getting business back up and running.
That sounds like quite a bit and it actually is but they’re all necessary. Some are necessary evils, while others are just necessary.
The two weighing most heavily are getting business back to pre-COVID performance and helping the boys get passed this stuff with their mom. Getting business back will allow us to move and getting the kids through their through their current situation will help all of us to move forward. None of this stuff is going to be easy but it has to be done.
I feel a little overwhelmed at the moment and I while I realize life isn’t all sunflowers and roses, I’m only one person. It can be challenging to make progress when I keep having to bounce from one thing to the next, to the next…
The thing is, I’m not allowed to quit. I mean, wouldn’t quit, even if it was an option. No matter how tired, overwhelmed, frustrated, scared, and lonely I may find myself, I have to muster the strength to continue getting back up.
Self-care is absolutely vital to this process and I need to fit that in somewhere as well. In the interest of full transparency, at the moment I’m doing a pretty shitty job in the self-care department. I haven’t worked out in almost two weeks and I hate that. Now that I’m fully vaccinated, I can hit the track again and I’m so excited about that. That’s definitely a silver lining for me.
It’s fair to say I have a lot on my plate and I’m not complaining about that. I wouldn’t trade my life for anything in the world. The point of this is to share my current struggles and hope someone can benefit from it. Writing with more frequency is a fantastic way to help me better cope with all the little blessings that life seems to think I can handle. My goal is to get back to writing twice a day, every day.
I’m finding that I need to make the writing process very deliberate. By that I mean, scheduling time to make myself sit down and deposit my thoughts onto one of these digital pages. The more I do that, the easier it becomes and the better I feel. I haven’t done that with any regularity in forever but I’m very motivated to find a better balance.
Anyway, that’s what the week is looking like. I’m sure there will be plenty of road blocks, detours, and surprises (both good and not so good) along the way but I’m determined to move the four of us forward.