Henry turned five this past weekend. Tate will be three in July.
And just this week, I started to feel like myself again. Like my old self. My pre-baby self!
This week I:
- Talked to a good friend on the phone several times
- Went running twice
- Went to yoga
- Started planning my summer Reflection & Rejuvenation Retreat
- Started reading a book about healing my inner child
It looks so pithy when I write it out in a bulleted list, but it feels huge! I feel like the past five years I've only been able to choose three of five things from this list: big work, family, sleep, exercise, creative endeavors, emotional growth, or friends. I routinely chose the first three.
And this week I got to choose all of them!
It feels like a major milestone.
What a huge relief!
As you know, this parenting journey has been hard for me. It's a relief to feel like I'm starting to find a semblance of balance.
I think the trick is making sure to keep your eye on the vision of what you need in your life on a daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly basis. It's much easier to figure out how to squeeze it in if you know what you want.