Over the course of the next several posts I’m going to offer some tips, tricks, tools, strategies, mom hacks, a few stories, and hopefully some laughs that you can use, should you be so inclined to take on an adventure of your own. If you’re up for that, keep reading! If you’re not, plan to hit delete for the next five or so emails you’ll get from me.
WAKING UP: PART ONE
We have no structure anymore, just things that need to get done, eventually. I have zoom calls to be on, tasks to complete, research to do. He wants my attention. And food. So much food. But mostly my attention, my undivided, focused, enthusiastic attention.
I just want sleep. And more coffee. And more sleep.
I’m so tired all the time now.
I hope they are able to look back, look now, and look later, and know that they are enough just as they are. What I hope to teach them, instead, is to pivot without attachment, to regulate their own emotions, and to empower them to be them.
But I can’t keep showing up for everyone else when I’m not showing up for myself. I can’t. I physically cannot. I emotionally cannot. I mentally cannot.
I have got to RELENTLESSLY ATTEND TO MY OWN SELF CARE.
MERRY FUCKING CHRISTMAS: EPISODE FOUR
So, we did this crazy thing called buying a business while both working full time and having a baby and parenting two big kids and we’ve been living in a time vacuum since last October or so. I often forget what year it is. 2020? 2018?
HOW MANY YEARS JUST HAPPENED TODAY?
I cannot believe I get to have this much love in my life.
And I cannot overstate how hard that is to accept and manage.