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Life can be a ride. You hop on the train, it starts to go and you get into a rhythm. One after the other, the wheels start turning and you get into a routine.
Things just go.
And then, one thing happens (or a few things all at the same time, in my case) and I am completely derailed.
I just can’t seem to get my train back on the tracks.
I was doing so well. I was at the gym 5 days per week. I would take Brayden swimming Wednesdays, Maddox on Thursdays. We were doing homework, cooking dinner, I even ( brace yourself here) had the laundry all folded, and put away…
*Warning…Minor Pity Party oncoming…
Maddox got a Migraine (first thing) that lasted a whopping 6 days (longest in our history), Brent got back from his trip and ended up having to have a sigmoidoscopy (second thing) and is now on steroids for the Ulcerative Colitis, I didn’t sleep (third thing), and we had our tax appointment (fourth thing) that didn’t quite go as I had hoped.
Now, one and a half weeks later:
1. I have not seen the inside of the gym
2. The boys have not seen the swimming pool
3. Laundry baskets are now scattered about my bedroom
4. I am a mess…
Ok over the complaining now…
Today is the day. I am going to the station and getting back on the train.
How do I get completely derailed so quickly??
How do you stop yourself from getting completely off track when life happens?
- Seriously? (amominspired.com)
- Todays Calling (amominspired.com)
- Mama needs a raise (amominspired.com)
- In my shoes… (amominspired.com)