Moving forward

It’s hard to believe it has been over a month since I last blogged. I’d love to say that during this time life around here has found a new rhythm, but in many ways, and for many reasons, it hasn’t. But that doesn’t mean we aren’t moving forward. Some days it feels like we are taking 1 step forward and 3 back, but we are all learning to take the good with the bad.

I continue to be awestruck by the love and support that surrounds us. It heartens and humbles me everyday.

Friends and family are always giving us reasons to look ahead. Excitement over even the simplest of diversions is a priceless gift under current circumstances.

The other day I shared a philosophy I love on social media. It has become the words I live by:

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I refuse to fall in a heap over the bad moments, or even the bad days. I can’t say I’m powering on but I’m still standing, still putting one foot in front of the other.

I’m learning to let the unimportant-to-me things slide. I’ve come to realise the only person’s expectations I need to meet are my own. And if I don’t meet them, well I’m only disappointing myself aren’t I? ?

The process of moving forward is teaching me new things each day; about myself, about the kids, and about what I want life for us to look like.

The picture isn’t crystal clear yet, but it’s getting clearer with every step we take.

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PS check out this piece I wrote on the best and worst parts of single parenting.
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