Tuesday, August 20, 2019

The Past Week Was Not About Being Challenging. It Was About Growth.

I  wanted to begin this blog column with something that amplified how challenging the past week has been. Between a few things not going as planned around Lisa's birthday, Lisa being down with the sickness, and me catching what Lisa has less than a week later, it has been exceptionally trying. However, our life as Dog Moms is always busy and chaotic and challenging. That's nothing new. As I look back on the past week, I see beyond that. If I could sum up this period of time in a couple of words, it would be...

Eye. Opening. 

I am not going to write one of those "10 Things That Opened My Eyes This Week" blog columns.

I don't have the time or energy to do that because I've got a shit-ton of work stuff and housework to do.

I have our kids to take care of.

I have a table of "Up For Grabs" items in the Bodacious DIY Dog Mom Project Workshop to finish before we start our Bodacious Fall and Holiday items this coming weekend.

I have freshly picked garden produce in the refrigerator to slice and dice and freeze.

I have homemade jam to make.

I have blueberry muffins to make.

I have carpets to vacuum and dishes to wash.

I have our home office to organize and bring back to life.

I have Lisa to take care of because she's still battling a chest cold and still can't hear out of her left ear.

The list goes on...

I need to stay focused. I can't sit and think about why the past week and a half has been yet another eye-opening experience for both of us.

Growing pains on so many levels.

You live, you learn.

That is a continuous thing until you take your last breath.

But, as a wise "unknown author" once said...

"I used to be afraid of losing people until I realized most of them were never really down for me anyways. Even though my loyalty and love for them ran deep, they couldn't care less. So instead of being afraid of losing them, I fell back and watched them lose me. Growth."

Face forward. Onward march.

We've. Got. This.

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