I’m going through a rough patch in my personal life right now, dealing with a family crisis. Life has it’s ups and downs and while I’m fortunate to have more ups than downs these days, I still have to get through the downs. With healthy habits, a sense of self-worth, and a good support network I know I’ll get through this rough patch, hopefully with some amount of kindness and grace.
During this time the rest of my life continues on as if nothing has happened. I have the same commitments, needs, and goals as I had before the crisis started, but as a result of dealing with the crisis I have fewer resources to deal with it. As usual, it’s time to get back to basics and practice self-care. Self-care, check.
As I procrastinated writing this week’s blog post I thought about the things I intend to do, and the things I want to do, versus doing what I really need to do- rest and renew my personal resources.
I intended to sit down and write but the words wouldn’t come. As I struggled to get started, I thought about skipping this week’s post. When I was just about ready to give up I decided to write about what I’m going through- to inspire and encourage myself and my experience, and to inspire and encourage you, for surely you’ve gone through a rough patch, too.
With that in mind, here are some inspiring and encouraging words I saved for a rainy day that just happens to be today.
Thanks for joining me on this wonderful and beautiful, sometimes difficult and scary, journey called life! Will you dance with me in the rain?