Wednesday, February 12, 2014

On letting go

I've realized that it's different, trying to deal with day-to-day stuff, parent, and take care of myself without a partner in the house. Not impossible by any means, but certainly different. And so my approach to things has changed a bit, too. I'm finding, though, that I feel better about making choices that generally align with what I consider to be my core values: wholesome foods, imaginative play, plenty of outside time. Sometimes, I simply haven't got the energy to make those the priority, and that's ok too. Boxed mac n cheese eaten in front of an episode of Curious George is not going to kill my child. Ultimately, she is fed, clean, and loved, and isn't that what really counts?

It's sometimes hard for me to let go of the notion that I have to be, if not perfect, then close. It's funny because I never thought I was a perfectionist... evidently I was wrong.

2014 is shaping up to be a year of change and acceptance. I find myself thinking of the serenity prayer often, and its importance in the 12-step world aside, I think it's a really lovely, peaceful mantra to invoke in times of need.

Not a lot to this week's post, as I've got about fifteen different irons in three different fires, but I didn't want you to think I'd forgotten you.