Your life looks like so much fun, the message began. I’ve been following you for a while and I’m so jealous! I wish my life was like yours.
There are critical issues in my life that need to be addressed first. I need to eat well. I need to take care of myself. Once I’ve done these things, I can take care of my son. Then I can take care of my work. Then I can take care of the house.
My many negative feelings about my adoption have affected every aspect of my life, and while I’ve come to terms with and released those negative feelings, I’m not blind to the way they’ve shaped my life.
They are, after all, the reason why I answer to Mama today.
Anyone who knows me knows I love Hallowe’en.
As we walked to the car, I suggested we stop for ice cream on the drive home and caught F’s eye as he looked quizzically at me: had I finally lost it? Didn’t I know it was dinnertime? Come on, I said. It will be fun! You can get whatever you want. It was just before… Continue reading an ice cream dinner date
The simple truth is this: F is growing up faster than I want to admit.
Don’t make self-care the frou-frou thing we so often pretend it is and push it lower and lower down your list of important things to do.