Keeping My Head Above Water
Monday, October 19, 2020
Positive vibes only. Find your happy. Run the life or the life runs you.
It takes EFFORT, y’all. This year has been plagued by misfortune, literally and figuratively. My life this year in sequence....
Death of a friend, pandemic, end of my marriage, death of 2 pets, death of my son’s girlfriend, physical altercation between my son and his father resulting in a R.O., mother hospitalized, the passing of my father, my boyfriend dumping me for another woman the day after dad passes, and having to quit my job to care for my mom in declining health. Whew! Did you get all that? Exhausting to type out, depressing to read.
Every night, I set my alarm, and wake at 7:00. Why? Because I need a routine. No one is awake at that time. Just myself and my thoughts. What do I tackle today? Honestly, it doesn’t matter. I set a goal to accomplish ONE thing...whether it’s a phone call, make an appointment, cook a healthy meal, get in an amazing workout, etc. Just pick ONE thing, and DO IT. And by the grace of God, he strengthens me when I need it. On days that I feel less than, my tribe reminds me I am enough, and our convos always end in laughter.
I know there are better days ahead. I know because these periods of stormy weather always have peaks of sunshine. The clouds build, it gets dark, and rains...and there are rays of light between the next passing storm. As long as I am reminded the sun still exists and feel the warmth from it, I have comfort. ⛈🌫🌫☀️