Who are the People in Your Neighborhood?
First off I am so happy to be blogging again and while my stories this time around may not be as funny….they are real!
Being a Mom of an almost 4 month old there are some things that you come to learn, here is my take on a few things:
- You can carry about 50lbs of stuff in one trip
- Privacy….what is that?
- You can get ready in about 10 minutes and look half decent
- It’s okay to ask for help
- The TV you watch….well you either fall asleep if its for an adult or you are watching Elmo and friends and singing along to songs
This leads me to my blog today, lets talk about “Your Neighborhood”. I can tell you that every day I wake up and I count my blessings. I kiss my little nugget and thank god that he is healthy and happy and he chose me to be his mom, I thank god I have a great husband who supports me every day (even with the crazy things I come up with) and I am so happy that my mom is providing my baby with the same care that I would give him and that my dad is able to get home from work and bond with him as well. So this… well this is “my neighborhood”, well at least some of my neighborhood.
Sometimes it’s hard to juggle it all but I am keeping these things in mind: I am not only a mom, I am a wife, I am a friend, I am a daughter and I have a career. I am learning not to lose sight of these things and that you can manage it all if you have a good neighborhood. You need to laugh at yourself, life is funny! Find the joy in the smallest things and appreciate all the blessings and ask for help. Life is full of so many things but if you take any situation and approach it with a “can do” attitude well maybe things would have a different outcome. It’s hard to train your brain when for so many years you think well: Ugh what a crappy day I am having, I forgot my lunch, I got a flat tire, I hit traffic on my way to work, I screwed up in a meeting or presentation and I was snippy with my partner, family or friends. Instead think of it as maybe I should slow down take the good, bad and ugly moments and yes sulk for a minute, talk it out, get the support but brush it off and say I am better than this and these moments will not define me. I need to practice this more often myself but when you have a good neighborhood maybe these things are easier to do.
So in closing find the joy in anything even if it’s bad! Make the best out of any situation. I think we all have a tendency to spiral out of control but pull it back in and take a minute, thank “your neighborhood” without them you would not have the support you need! So thank you to my husband, my parents, my friends and my family! You are the best neighborhood. Happy Friday and have a wonderful weekend.