Hang in There, You Are NOT Alone!

Posted February 22, 2019 by Prairie Wife - 2 comments

February has me feeling meh.

As someone who already suffers from SADD, this is nothing new.

But, this last week has kicked my a$$.

I KNOW I’m not alone and you can watch this short and sweet Facebook LIVE for a bit of a look into what’s been going on.


Let’s also add to this that I am now sick, that I am suddenly no longer able to use the fabulous daycare provider we’ve loved for years, and my poor mother who helped care for my sick kids all week long has now been hit particularly hard with the Flu.

Bleh. Meh. Weep. Moan.

As I said in the video it’s totally OK to wallow a bit. To cry and shake your fists at the sky. But, there comes a time when you have to face the facts and change what you can change and work through the rest of it the best you can.

I can’t change that we are sick and miserable.

sad woman

But, I can make sure we lay low for the rest of today and use the weekend to rest and get healthy.

I love my new job. I am crushing my personal goals I set for myself and I don’t want to stop.

Yup, I said that out loud. I am loving being a working mom…even though I never planned this new career or to ever work again after 10 years of loving my SAHM life.

Can’t lie, the chaos of this week had me seriously questioning how this can possibly work, there were tears and angsty conversations with The Cowboy.

But in the end, I refused to back down.

I messaged every working mom I know, made a ton of calls, and ran around town looking at facilities. Eventually, I found a childcare facility that will hopefully be a good fit for LittleMissH and our family.

And yes, this will be turning into a future post I promise.

Here’s the deal.

You are NOT alone, and YES February sucks. I’m sure there is some scientific reason having to do with cold temperatures, lack of sun, and sickness. As sure as I KNOW that this has been one of the longest Februarys in the history of the world, I KNOW that this too shall pass.

Soon enough there will be a hint of Spring in the breeze and a few more days where you can leave your coat open.

Until then I’m going to push on.

After listening to this Podcast episode from Rachel Hollis’ RISE podcast  on the way home from work today, I felt considerably better.

dont tell me how big my dreams can be

Tomorrow (or maybe even later today) I plan to watch her “Made for More” movie which is now available on Amazon (for free if you have Amazon Prime). I am so excited! A few hours laying on the couch and becoming inspired to charge forward with my dreams is exactly what the doctor ordered.

After a day of rest, I’ll get back to laundry and disinfecting the house and all that other good stuff.

Here’s the secret to making it through this time of year.

Take care of yourself.

Treat yourself to some indulgent “me” time whatever that means to you.

Reach out to those that love you and have a good cry, vent, laugh (or if you’re like me all three) and take a deep breath and keep moving forward.

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2 thoughts on "Hang in There, You Are NOT Alone!"

  1. Ginny says:

    Just had a conversation this morning about it feeling like February 70th, lol. Spring is on the way and hopefully everyone is on the mend 🙂

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