My life has been turned upside down since my last posts. The family all ended up with Swine Flu. My baby & I ended up with pneumonia for 4 months. Holidays. Economy. Family. Housework. The sun exploding into a million pieces and raining down upon us. Okay…maybe not that last one but that’s what I feel like.
Hubby has been climbing that ladder lately that included gobs of travel all in the midst of him finishing his last terms in his Masters program. Oy vey! And just when I was thinking it was all past us and he finished his thesis/presentation class…the day after he gets A PROMOTION to IT Director. Ugh.
We’ve been waiting for years for him to cross to that level and many would think it would be great news in this economy except that Corporate wants him to work at a site TWO STATES away.
Well for the past two months I have been pretty much a single mom raising a teen and a toddler. Enough to make me pull my hair out. I am more exhausted now then I was right after the baby came. It’s a hamster wheel that I can’t seem to get a break from.
Well my lovely YCDI Secret Sister sent me the most wonderful gift the other day that turned my frown upside-down. I opened my mailbox to find two motivational books. My heart sang to see that one was ‘The Blue Zones‘ by Dan Buettner. But the one that really seemed to be what I needed was ‘Total Mom Makeover‘ by Hannah Keeley.
This gift fit me so well as I picked up the ‘Total Mom Makeover’ book and began flipping through it. I couldn’t put it down as it screamed to me that I was the only one accountable for the condition that my health, happiness, and household were in. Accountability…or as another blog put it “Put Your Oxygen Mask on First Before Helping Your Children with Theirs” seemed to be the exact slap in the face I needed.
I’m not helping anyone in my current state and condition and I need to come up and take a few breaths before trying to help others. This book, I can tell, will be an emotional roller-coaster that may force me to look in the mirror and come to a few realizations. We shall see…