It’s been a whirlwind lately. In case you haven’t noticed, I’ve been a bit MIA the last few weeks. Definitely not on purpose but life has been busy! I’d like to say that it’s been all exciting stuff but it hasn’t been the greatest 6 weeks. My mum has been in the hospital twice. This is not entirely new for us. My mum has been chronically ill for as long as I can remember and ambulances are a staple in my life. Still, even at 33 years old, I can say that it doesn’t get any easier. It’s an emotional roller coaster at the best of times. Couple that with a work course I’m taking in my “spare” time, sick everyone and an inability to de-stress and process life the way that I love (i.e. running) and I’m teetering on the edge most days lately.
I’m not saying all this as an excuse or because I’m looking for pity because I’m really not. But it definitely doesn’t promote the creative juices when all you want to do is hide your head in the proverbial sand.
Thankfully, my mum is back at home and feeling better. We have a long wait to see what her treatment options are (our healthcare may be free but it’s far from flawless) with the surgeon but she’s in better spirits. Now that they are living in the same city, it’s much easier to help out and keep an eye on her.
As for this work course. I’ve decided that I need to up the ante on my education and since my work gives us an education budget, I’m taking advantage of it. This means that I actually have to make the time to study. Uuuhhhhhhh….I’m quickly discovering that my procrastination skills are as finely tuned today as they were in high school and university. Doh!
All in all, it’s not been the best welcome into Fall but as with anything, I’m determined to keep my spirits high, enjoy my time with the kids, get outside in any way I can and pray for miracles for my mum. Life is definitely not meant to be easy and it’s certainly not without immense blessing but there are days when I don’t feel thankful and that’s an attitude I’m working and praying hard to change.
That’s all for now. Until next time…