Hello Community! It has been a long while since I last posted a blog post. Life had been crazy and then within a moment, it abruptly stopped. We were forced to shut down our store, Farm Girls Boutique and for the safety of my patients, I have taken a short hiatus from seeing them in the clinic. So many mixed emotions right now but I know that I am not in control. I am taking this time to reset and just be.
In today’s world, this is not an easy accomplishment. We are overwhelmed by our work, extra-circulars, technology, and instant gratifications. Not having our amazon packages within a day or two really throws us (or sooner if you live in a city!).
I am trying to see the silver lining in this event which is hard to do when you are running a few different businesses and none of them are operating at the moment.
I think routine is a good thing, our circadian rhythms prefer routine. When you do not have an obligation awaiting you, sometimes it is hard to drag yourself out of bed. I cherish my quiet mornings while my family sleeps. It gives me time to do my morning devotion and sip my coffee. Currently, I am checking cows to make sure none of them are calving so my husband can sleep. This time helps my mind and my soul :).
Our awesome teachers have sent home homework packets (who would have thought Kindergarten homework could be so complex 🙂 ). We treat the mornings just like school. My kids eat their breakfast, get ready for the day, and straight to work. We act as if it were a regular day at school and set a timer for “activity snacks” in which the kids get up and move their bodies! Move your body, change your mind. For the moment, the kids think it is cool. 🙂 Hoping the excitement continues!
With social distancing and lack of equipment, it is hard to sometimes get motivated to workout. It may not be glorious at the moment but I feel so much better after I sweat a little. I had been training for a half-marathon and sadly it was postponed. I have decided that rather than slipping in my training, I will use this time to get stronger and more conditioned for the race in the Fall. (We are running the Silo District Half-Marathon if anyone is interested?!)
During these uncertain times, it is hard not to look into the future and freak out a bit. Our minds can take us to some dark places, especially with the extra time on our hands. With events and activities being canceled, we find ourselves getting disappointed and then fear starts to creep in. “How long with this last?” “Will life ever be the same again?” “Will my business survive this?” I have found that I just take the day before me and not allow my brain to go there. I have to remind myself that God is in control, not I.
Honestly, I do not love staying at home. It makes me a bit cray-cray. I am a doer, taskmaster, and getter-donner. With that said, this time has forced me to pause. I was looking at Lakson, my 4-year-old, the other night and just awing at how big he has gotten. Where did the time go? My kids are at fun ages right now. They have great imaginations and say the funniest things. We have used this time to do crafts, play games, and use our imaginations. They have truly loved this time home with their parents and I am grateful for it.
We are week two into this quarantine, I do not know what the future holds but I am hopeful. Hopeful that we will all walk away from this event and find something new about ourselves, maybe make a life pivot, or restore the relationship with our husband or kids.
Keep your minds out of the gutters’ gals! Let us support one another in this life’s journey!