Cheers to embracing where we are right now in life while also continuing to grow into our future.
Why is it that the things I know bring me back to a better place are the first things to go when I need them the most. The day that I should lace up my running shoes and let the anxiety roll out on the pavement is the day that I curl up under a blanket and start a different kind of marathon (thanks, Netflix).
I’ve learned that part of parenting is learning to not take offense at every candid verbalization. Furthermore, I’ve learned that applying this skill in other situations, e.g. processing expressions or reactions shared by adults, is also helpful.
Growing up, I used to daydream about starting over, particularly when I found myself in conflict with friends or wading through the messy drama of the teenage years. I would read fiction books that would transport me to different places and journal about what it might look like outside of the struggles that I was …