Feeling Grateful

I’m physically and emotionally getting ready for my big trip and I realized a few things. I’m going to be gone for five days and I’ve never been away from my kids for that long. I’ve never gone on a solo trip before and I’ve never been alone for more than a day or two.

I was talking through this the other night and I recieved some really good advice. I understand the advice in my head but I’m not sure I can explain it well.

Basically, the advice had to do with me feeling lonely while I’m gone. Honestly, that’s something I’ve been a bit worried about. Rather than running from that feeling or trying to push it away, instead, I should lean into it. The idea is to become more comfortable coexisting with what I might consider to be unpleasant feelings. I know I didn’t do this explanation justice but I understand and completely embrace the advice I was given. I think it’s going to really help me. In fact, I’m already applying it to my life now as I deal with some pre-trip jitters.

I’m looking forward to this trip for a number of reasons but the biggest being that it’s a huge step forward in building something that will improve my family’s quality of life. Whenever I do get nervous about this, I just focus on why it’s important I go and that nervousness turns to resolve.

I would do anything for my family and the people I love. Being presented with these amazing opportunities is a true blessing and I will not waste them.

When I look back on where I was this time last year, I cannot believe how far I’ve come. I want to be able to say the same thing next year, and the year after that.

I’m very lucky to be in a position where I can build something like The Autism Dad, that allows me to make a difference in the world and provide for my family at the same time. I guess I’m just feeling grateful this morning. I’m grateful for all the support and encouragement. I’m grateful for the patience, understanding, and the opportunity for growth.

Rob Gorski

Full time, work from home single Dad to my 3 amazing boys. Oh...and creator fo this blog. :-)
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