Zack is still working in Los Angeles, while the kids and I are in Detroit, and most days I feel like I handle life just fine. (I do have a big “all the details about our move back to Michigan” blog post typed (and I will publish it soon), but helloooooooo, I’m one gal trying to keep an eye on a small tribe of toddlers, including a dog, while 7 months pregnant ;) so I’m a tiny bit delayed in some areas.) But, I digress…
Yesterday felt like a particularly life-changing day for me, considering our current situation. It was amazing. I’ve been feeling more and more and more weary over all we have going on, and finally the weariness broke. Instead of feeling solution-less, I decided to take control and find some solutions.
Here is what helped me:
+ FOOD: It always amazes me how important it is to fill our bodies with nutritious food. Every time I cook, every time I serve a meal that will positively fuel our bodies, I am amazed over the benefits. So that was my first solution to ending my weariness :)
+ CHANGE: Next up was re-routing some of the difficulties that come with parenting a toddler who is truly confused about what’s going on. Max knows something is different about our life right now, but what he doesn’t understand is the WHY (or when it be “normal” again). Letting go of some of the control that so easily comes with parenting was key. Instead of trying to keep control, my focus is now on guiding him (and letting him make more decisions himself).
+ INSPIRATION: And then lastly, I needed to be creative within our home. We need a few big pieces of furniture: a large bookshelf, a round breakfast nook table, and a dresser for our bedroom. And while we’re waiting to make these purchases, yesterday I realized I could empty a few boxes and still find some creative inspiration. Emptying these boxes meant I was able to tidy up the smaller areas of our home, which in turn meant I was able tidy up the larger areas of our home. It all started by using Command Strips to hang a peach-colored garland above our couch. (I’m trying to avoid making any nail holes.) As yesterday evening wrapped up, I had added another layer of moss-colored garland (both made with this super easy yarn technique) and a creamy white vintage frame. Texture and layers and color: my three favorite accessories :)
This may be one of my most random blog posts, but it’s an important one for me personally. Yes, we are in a really difficult stage of life right now. Yes, we are in a really exciting stage of life right now. Yes, we are beyond blessed. Yes, I am beyond tired. Yes, I know this season will pass. Yes, it is possible to get through the hard moments and find joy.
And so that is my wish for you, to let go of your weariness and do what you know is best (and possible). You can do it! :)