So my personal journey continues to try to get back to “myself”…whatever that means. Trying to keep my focus on my steps forward, even if there have been steps backwards as well. The saying that “life is a journey…not a destination.”….keeps popping in my head.
I have been trying to workout a minimum of 6 days a week. I have not done it once….I think I may be setting my goals a little bit high. I have been trying to be active, to make better eating choices, etc. Some days are easy…other days I feel like I have a black cloud over my head….hating myself for getting to this point.
This summer has been pretty magical in other ways though. I have watched my sweet kids grow, love and learn. I have enjoyed spending time with them each day…despite the arguing, constant tiredness from going and going and the everyday things that come with three kids all within 4.5 years of each other.
Makena has been teaching me patience….she is going through a trying time. She just got her own “big girl” room. (STAY TUNED FOR POST)…and while that has been awesome for her. She has also felt “left out” and vulnerable. I have been trying to give her extra hugs and kisses and let her know how important she is to me.
Max has been pretty much awesome. Helping me with the younger kids, picking up after himself and mostly being a good boy. It has been so fun to have him home all day…after missing him so much during the school year. He works so hard..plays so hard….he is loving the summer.
Last but not least……my youngest Monkey Lincoln. He has been a rockstar this summer. Forgoing most naps to play with the “big kids”. He has mastered jumping off the diving board by himself…almost learned to ride a two wheel bike alone and can keep up with most 7 year olds. That being said…he ends most days in tears….tantrums and screaming…out of pure exhaustion.
I hope that all of you are enjoying the summer so far. During the difficult and long days…trying to see the wonderful gift it is to be spending this time with your kiddos. These days go by too fast…..they grow too fast…..we miss so much it seems sometimes. Trying to take it all in this summer….enjoy this time, as I know it will be fall soon and I will be feeling a little pain in my heart when that school bus comes in September…..