You guys…what a weekend. I think the older I get, the more I prefer to chill. Even the thought of being around so many people at a Friday night event had me reconsidering living in a shell. Nope! I’ll take a day at the pool with the kids, and a quiet rest of the weekend instead.
Don’t get me wrong…I do leave my house! It’s just that I am an introvert by nature, and home is where I find comfort and where I recharge. Now that I’ve matured and moved past the “party-all-night” stage, I don’t want energy to be sucked from me when it’s unnecessary. I mean, kids do that by nature already. 🙂
I don’t hate Mondays. How’s that for you?!
I used to think “Great, it’s Monday, it’s automatically going to suck.” Where is the logic in that? Unless every Monday, I was forced to attend a big event of some sort with tons of people, it really isn’t going to suck.
Stay-at-home life is hard. Even more so when your husband is in the military. The weekends seem even shorter than what I remembered when I worked outside of the home. But you know what? Life is what you make of it. Be negative and you will see all the unpretty negatives. Stay positive and you’ll see all the things you should be grateful for.
To help, find something you’re passionate about.
I am an entrepreneur. I blog, obviously, and I run my own on-line health and fitness business. Imagine throwing my hands up and saying “That’s it, I’m done. It’s getting tough, I’m outta here.” I can’t. That would be a shame, don’t you think? Because things do get hard as an entrepreneur, and someone who is just trying to make a living. It’s worth fighting through the difficult stuff.
Seriously though, things cannot go crumbling into ruins when life gets difficult. This is the life I chose. The good news: I know this won’t last forever. I’m focusing on what I can do for right now: Take care of our babies, and our home. Make things as pleasant as possible. Soak up each day. I refuse to move in and out of each day focusing on the future, and forgetting to live in the present. When you have kids, each moment should be lived, because those are the stories that are going to be retold when they are adults sitting at the table for birthdays and holidays.
See yourself through the difficult, trying times by focusing on the small things – smiles, laughter, hugs, messes. Think of each Monday as a clean slate. And have an amazing start to the week!
Gain more out of life. Make more memories. Be happy.