Learning to be patient with myself

Learning to be patient with myself


My brain has been working overtime lately and focusing more on the stressful things I have no control over, rather than all the things going right in my life. I’m working on living in the moment and not getting too caught up in the rest. As with many parts of my life, it’s a work in progress, but progress is being made.

I’m coming off of a fantastic Thanksgiving weekend and I’m feeling pretty good.

The kids went to their moms for the holiday and had a good time. Things are going pretty well for them in the visitation department and that’s always a good thing.

As an adult, I appreciate seeing my family on the holidays but I also appreciate the quiet, low key, live on the couch for the day binging Netflix and overeating. kinda holidays as well. Honestly, those are the absolute best days..

My kids have an extended Thanksgiving break that’s being dubbed a staff and student wellness extension. Basically, the kids go back on Wednesday instead of Monday. The break is a good thing for everyone I suppose and it’s nice that it was provided to everyone.

I’m going to use this week to get caught up on some things and finish migrating the podcast over. There are business meetings and doctors appointments, but nothing too crazy. I want to focus a lot on organizational things this week. I have some amazing opportunities and I would benefit greatly from an increased level of organization. I’m growing and while the rest of the year will probably be a bit slower, I want to hit the ground running in 2022.

2022 will be the first full year that I’m no longer living in survival mode. I’ve been living in survival mode for as long as I can remember but not anymore. I know so many of you can relate to this because survival mode is something a great many special needs parents are familiar with. You are not alone and I understand how overwhelming it can be sometimes. At the same time, I’m learning what it’s like to not just survive life but actually live it instead. I’m looking forward to being able to say that I’m thriving as well.

Something that I sometimes struggle with is being patient with myself. Recovering from the last two decades of my life isn’t going to happen overnight, no matter how badly I want it to. It’s a process that takes time and patience. I alluded to this in my opening paragraph. I keep focusing on the things that still need time and overlooking all the progress I’ve made already.

I’m normally terrible with New Years resolutions type things but I’m really determined to focus on the positive and keep moving forward. I’m committed to giving myself the time, space, and grace needed to make all these things happen. Not if but when they do, I will be so proud of myself and insanely grateful for all the support I know I have. I can only put one foot infront of the other and keep moving forward. That’s exactly what I’m going to do.

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