One of these days I will catch a break

We’ve had a pretty, crazy few weeks in our house. Sure, things could be a lot worse but I feel like life has been kicking our butt a little lately.

Needless to say we’ve had a lot of unexpected things thrown our way. I’m not even sure where to begin…

I’ll start with the car, that had to be taken to the garage for a repair, then R had to have some work done at the dentist, Kory was then sent home from school with the chicken pox, after returning for just 1 week he’s now off school again because of a positive Covid case in his class, and now Kora has the chicken pox. Throw in trying to home learn a bored, fed up child whilst taking care of a poorly one as well as taking care of everything else in general and it’s safe to say it’s been quite a costly and stressful time. I feel like I’m just about keeping my head above water at this point.

I accept that there’s little I can do about the unexpected other than do what I can and keep pushing on. Except I can change my outlook on it all. Not that I haven’t been discouraged by everything that’s happened because yes, it sucks but things could also be a lot worse. For one, I’m thankful that our car is working as it should be again. I’m thankful that R isn’t in pain with his tooth anymore. Yes, they were expenses we could have done without having to fork out for but it’s just money. I am glad that Kory has recovered from having the chicken pox and although Kory is home from school again because of a positive Covid case in his class, I am thankful that we haven’t tested positive for Covid and that we all have our health. I hope whoever has tested positive for it is okay. It makes me sad to see Kora with the chicken pox as it did with Kory but I am sure she will make a speedy recovery as her brother did too. Trying to home learn Kory while also trying to nurse Kora better is difficult but Kory is allowed to return to school from Monday so we’re already half way there. We can get through this.

Life happens and it usually happens all at once like it has for us but everything is going to be okay. I’m sure of it. Call me foolishly optimistic but I always choose to believe that tomorrow will be a better day. It took me a really long time to accept that things aren’t always under my control but I am in control of how I react to the problem.

That’s not to say that I’m not exhausted because I feel like I could really do with a break right now but I realise that in light of other peoples problems, mine are simply but a flicker. There is always a reason to be thankful and stress will only ever make things worse. One of these days I will catch a break but for now, I’m just going to continue doing what I can and find a way to relieve what stress I have in any way that I can. For me, writing this blog post helps.

What helps you when you’re feeling stressed? I hope life is treating you well.

P.S. While I am not advocating struggling and going it alone, it’s a reality that some people don’t have much help.

As always, thank you for reading this post.

6 thoughts on “One of these days I will catch a break

  1. I hope you catch a break one of these days too.

    Also, saying you can’t be sad because others have it worse, is like saying you can’t be happy because others have it better. Don’t minimise your own struggles.

    That being said, I’m sure you’re doing wonderfully and I’m loving all the positivity. You truly are soldier-ing on through this shit storm and I’m proud of you! Xxx

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    1. Thank you! I hope you do too. We all need a break sometimes, don’t we ❤️ I get what you’re saying, of course we’re all entitled to feel how we feel, we’re allowed to feel sad and happy about the things that are going on in our lives, I just meant that things could also be a lot worse and I’m thankful that they aren’t. I’m lucky that they aren’t. I’ve sulked about the way things have been for us recently but I feel ready to pick myself back up, accept them for what they are and move along ❤️ i’m trying my best, that’s all any of us can do I suppose. Your encouragement means a lot so thank you so much for that! I hope life gives you a break soon, you more than deserve one and I hope that things improve for you soon too, life can really give us a hard time sometimes can’t it. I’m proud of you too 🥰 xxx


      1. Ah that’s true! I get ya. I’m in wallow mode myself at the moment 😅 thank you darling, I blooming well need one that’s for sure 😂💕

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      2. Nothing wrong with wallowing, I throw myself pity parties all the time I just try not to stay there but it’s not always easy picking yourself back up. Life happens. You sure do, I hope you get one soon and I hope life cuts you some slack ❤️❤️


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