Back to Business as “Normal”?
I’m not sure if we will ever be back to “normal” or what our new “normal”will be. But, what I do know is that I have learned so much throughout this pandemic and although frustrating at times, it has given me a new perspective and appreciation for the slower paced lifestyle. Making dinner every night, growing a garden, plenty family time.. the feeling of actually raising my own children. Are things I was taking for granted. Being forced to be home, be together and finding myself through all of this has been life changing.
Now don’t get me wrong, there are some things I truly missed like adult conversation, my favorite stores and alone time, but I would trade them all in for the priceless moments I probably would have otherwise missed. Just the other day my youngest, Alec randomly wanted to try on his first pair of big boy underwear (mind-blowing if you know the little guy). Then my five year old son Stephan ran to me in excitement over his first wiggly tooth. All of this would have been heard second hand because I would have been at work or busy running around. Being home has been a blessing, our bond as a family has gotten so much stronger…
And now life and this world is trying to let us out of our homes and resume normalcy or what we perceive as normal and I feel even more afraid. I have done some major work, put up boundaries, made life secure in our little bubble. To let it all go? What will happen? I have many questions of what’s to come, I’m sure you do too. But, what I do know, is I’m forging ahead -with caution. Growing… my family, my business, my dreams, my life. Taking what I have learned and gained during this time and making what I want my “Normal” to be. I hope you see and take all of this in and create your normal too.
And to make my heart Happie I did a grad session with my Kindergarten Grad Stephan. I’ll keep you posted on social media about when his tooth falls out. Enjoy!