"Just when the caterpillar thought the world was ending, he turned unto a butterfly.”

Peacock Butterfly, Edelfalter, Butterfly

Pandemic. COVID. Virus. Sickness. Masks. Social distancing. These words and phrases have dominated news headlines, text messages, conversations, and our minds. The world is still spinning, but some of us feel stuck. How do we continue to wake up and keep going when there is so much fear, negativity, and worry surrounding us? We take one day, one moment at a time and appreciate some of the beautiful moments that we have be blessed to experience. 

The first couple of weeks of quarantine were mentally and emotionally tough. I kept telling myself it was temporary and it would get better. Days go by and months go by and we are still in a difficult situation. Having to make decisions for my family about where to go and who we can see is daunting and I question everything before I make a decision as well as the decision after I've made it. 

The virus is still here. The election is ramping up. All of my feeds are filled with sad news, frustrating news, and news that keeps me awake at night. The world feels like it is falling apart and I don't always know how to go about my days, but I'm learning to focus on my family. 

My family is what is important. Happiness is important. And a certain sense of normalcy is important right now. What can we do that is safe and also relaxing? What would be something new and exciting for the boys? 

My boys are little and need to be surrounded by fun, love, and adventure.We try new experiments, crafts, and learn more songs. Jon and I have connected more this year than ever I believe. We are working together on everything and I'm so grateful to have him. I am completing projects around the house that have been on my to-do list for years. 

We are thriving; we are becoming butterflies. I refuse to feel stuck anymore. Life is still happening and I don't want to waste it.

The world has always been full of hurdles and challenges. We are stronger than what is happening. We can still grow and be happy, especially when much of the events we find troubling are out of our control. 

Take this time to reconnect with your partner, your kids, your family, friends. Reconnect with yourself and reignite the passions you once left behind because you were too busy. 

Now is the time. 

 

1 comment

  1. Great post. The riots and protests add to the stress as well.. all of it.. and politics. Makes my head explode. I hope you and your family stay safe and healthy.

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