Life. It’s crazy sometimes. It’s overwhelming. Sucks the air right out of you. Diminishes you to a puddle of goo… When you have a free moment, all you can think is, “should I shower? nap? clean? read? go out? exercise? watch tv? learn something? talk to someone?” And yeah… All of that seems too hard. So you end up staring into space for an hour, and then back to the grind.
Oh wait. That’s kids. Ha! Life before kids was lovely. I was one of those people who was always hearts and rainbows – you can do anything, just look at the positive and make time! Clearly, I did not understand the life of a mom.
Now I do. And it’s crazy.
I have a three year old boy and a 18 month girl. I love them both to infinity and beyond, but the person I once was is no longer. I am a new creation – and still figuring out what that means. I’m just starting to take back a little of my time and energy to re-create or re-discover me, again – and this blog is going to help me do that.
And maybe help you along the way, too.
I’ve always been interested in the Six Dimensions of Wellness: Physical, Emotional, Intellectual, Spiritual, Social, and Environmental. The idea of our lives finding balance when we strive towards health in each of these areas has always held power for me.
And so… That’s where I plan to start. I plan to, each week, touch on each area – check-in, challenge, encourage, experiment, and learn… Hopefully, sorting some things out for myself, bringing my family along for the ride and using these tools to enrich my kids’ lives, as well as create a space to share ideas and practices with a community.
I hope you’ll join me on the journey. Whether you’re a mom, a young adult, someone feeling stuck and looking to change something about your current situation – I think all of these places in our lives are openings for change when we find a new sense of balance. And the blessings that will fill our lives on the way? Infinite!