It’s been an oddly relaxing few days, even despite a sick kid and lingering stress. Snuggling on the couch and time with my family has really brought forward what I really want out of my life. More or less, it drove home what really is important, and what’s a bigger priority.
Sometimes you just need life to smack you in the face for you to get your head on straight. I learned not to let others take advantage of my skill and of my time. I learned that spending time with my family is important, and that my family is just important as everyone else’s family. The idea that I should schedule one day a week to spend with my family is absurd. I learned that if I’m not careful, I’m going to miss my daughter’s childhood… and damage my relationship with my boyfriend.
It felt good to have some time to get my brain back on track and to discuss my options with the boyfriend. I set new rules for my life and things are going to change, one way or another.
Here’s my overly cheesy end note: you make your life, only you can change it.